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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
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for dress shirt
  • 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.
  • His ironed dress shirt is tucked into his jeans behind a huge buckle.
  • He is generally wearing a light colored baseball cap and a light colored long sleeve button down dress shirt.
  • White or solid color long sleeve button cuff plain collar dress shirt.
British Dictionary definitions for dress shirt

dress shirt

noun
1.
a man's shirt, usually white, worn as part of formal evening dress, usually having a stiffened or decorative front
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