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[uhn-der-shurt] /ˈʌn dərˌʃɜrt/
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.
1640-50; under- + shirt Unabridged
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Examples from the web for undershirt
  • 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.
  • In his old undershirt, which is occasionally dressed up with a few sequins, he is hardly a sight that is immediately riveting.
  • Vance wore a long undershirt and he took a scissors and cut slits in the right sleeve.
  • Make sure each undershirt you bring matches multiple sweaters.
  • In the morning, he puts on the undershirt that takes all the readings.
  • He shed his red-sleeved undershirt after the third inning.
  • Padded gloves, a sweat band and a wicking undershirt will make you more comfortable.
British Dictionary definitions for undershirt


(mainly US & Canadian) an undergarment worn under a blouse or shirt Brit name vest
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Word Origin and History for undershirt

1640s, from under (adj.) + shirt (n.). Cf. North Frisian onnersjürt, Danish underskjorte.

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