undershirt

[uhn-der-shurt]
noun
a collarless, usually pullover undergarment for the torso, usually of cotton and either sleeveless and low-cut or with sleeves, worn chiefly by men and children.

Origin:
1640–50; under- + shirt

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undershirt (ˈʌndəˌʃɜːt)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) Brit name: vest an undergarment worn under a blouse or shirt

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undershirt
1648, from under + shirt. Cf. N.Fris. onnersjürt, Dan. underskjorte.
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Example sentences
It is also a good idea to bring an extra undershirt or two to change during the
  business day.
He uses vest, not in place of waistcoat, but in place of undershirt.
Dressed in an undershirt and jeans, he is shy and unaccustomed to visitors.
Her husband, feeling disconsolate, goes to the guest room and draws the
  writer's old undershirt on over his business suit.
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