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singlet

[sing-glit] /ˈsɪŋ glɪt/
noun
1.
a sleeveless athletic jersey, especially a loose-fitting top worn by runners, joggers, etc.
2.
a single unit; an unpaired or separate item.
3.
Chiefly British. a man's undershirt or jersey.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; single + -et
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Examples from the web for singlet
  • Skin the rabbit-that's what my mum used to say when she pulled off my shirt and singlet for a bath.
  • His racing singlet still hung in his closet after four years, unwashed, a reminder of unfinished business.
  • He is wearing khaki shorts and heavy work boots and a less than clean singlet.
British Dictionary definitions for singlet

singlet

/ˈsɪŋɡlɪt/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit & Austral) a man's sleeveless undergarment covering the body from the shoulders to the hips
2.
(Austral) a similar sleeveless garment worn as outerwear Also called (in Britain) vest
3.
(mainly Brit) a garment worn with shorts by athletes, boxers, etc
4.
(NZ) a black woollen outer garment worn by bushmen
5.
(physics) a multiplet that has only one member
6.
(chem) a chemical bond consisting of one electron
Word Origin
C18: from single, on the model of doublet
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Word Origin and History for singlet
n.

"unlined woolen garment," c.1746, from single (adj.) in clothing sense of "unlined, of one thickness" (late 14c.) + -et, apparently in imitation of doublet.

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