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sport shirt

or sports shirt

noun
1.
a long- or short-sleeved soft shirt for informal wear by men, having a squared-off shirttail that may be left outside the trousers, usually worn without a tie.
Compare dress shirt.
Origin of sport shirt
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • In a dress shirt of a color, as I recall, but it was not a sport shirt—and slacks.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And where he took us I'd of been more at home in overalls and a sport shirt.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner
  • As he stooped to pick it up, an object on a string which he wore about his neck, swung from beneath his sport shirt.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • He was of medium height, dressed in tan slacks and sport shirt with a darker jacket.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The shirt had no tail, but was cut square at the bottom like a sport shirt.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • And he had—he had on an open-neck shirt, but it—uh—could have been a sport shirt or a T-shirt.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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