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T-shirt

[tee-shurt] /ˈtiˌʃɜrt/
noun
1.
a lightweight, usually knitted, pullover shirt, close-fitting and with a round neckline and short sleeves, worn as an undershirt or outer garment.
Also, tee-shirt.
Also called T, tee.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; named from its shape
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Examples for tshirt
  • Women normally wear a skirt and a tshirt or a tank top, or a sports dress.
  • A shirt that is either longer or shorter than this ceases to be a tshirt.
  • After wwii the tshirt started appearing without a shirt covering it in civilian life.
British Dictionary definitions for tshirt

T-shirt

noun
1.
a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved
Word Origin
so called because of its shape
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Word Origin and History for tshirt

T-shirt

n.

1920, in reference to the shape it makes when laid out flat.

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