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Definition of "shirt" []

  • A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening. (noun)
  • An undershirt. (noun)
  • A nightshirt. (noun)
  • Keep (one's) shirt on Slang To remain calm or patient: The plane doesn't land for another hour, so keep your shirt on. (idiom)
  • Lose (one's) shirt Slang To lose everything one has or owns. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shirt" in a sentence
  • "My son was with me all weekend and we went to the movies together, went clothing shopping together (I bought a new lime green patterned skirt and matching shirt and tangerine skort and matching shirt… cute SUMMER feeling clothes)"
  • "However, I am wearing the "scary-sexy" (as the DPD calls it) mandarin shirt ... yes, * the shirt*."
  • ""'_Without a shirt, without a shirt_,'" gagged Peter, _sotto voce_, and marvelled at himself."