Try Our Apps


Fall Head Over Heels...

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. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for boiled-shirt

boiled shirt

(informal) a dress shirt with a stiff front
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for boiled shirt

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for boiled

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for boiled-shirt