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boiled shirt

a formal or semiformal dress shirt with a starched front.
Origin of boiled shirt
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for boiled-shirt

boiled shirt

(informal) a dress shirt with a stiff front
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Slang definitions & phrases for boiled-shirt

boiled shirt

noun phrase

  1. A dress shirt, esp with a starched front; Fried Shirt
  2. Stiff, chilly, and pompous behavior; stuffiness: not arrayed in the ''boiled shirt'' of formality (1850s+ Western)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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