dress shirt

noun
1.
a man's shirt worn for formal or semiformal evening dress, usually having French cuffs and a stiff or pleated front to be fastened with studs.
2.
a man's shirt, buttoning down the front and typically having long sleeves with barrel or French cuffs, and a soft or starched collar, worn with a necktie.
Compare sport shirt.


Origin:
1890–95

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dress shirt
 
n
a man's shirt, usually white, worn as part of formal evening dress, usually having a stiffened or decorative front

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Example sentences
In the muggy heat, he's rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt.
Wearing a white dress shirt and jeans, his demeanor entirely professional, he
  attracted no attention.
He wears a rumpled dress shirt, a tie, a dark topcoat.
Gentlemen are required to wear a dress shirt, a tie, a suit or sports coat and
  slacks.
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