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undershirt

[uhn-der-shurt] /ˈʌn dərˌʃɜrt/
noun
1.
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 of undershirt
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; under- + shirt
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undershirt

/ˈʌndəˌʃɜːt/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) an undergarment worn under a blouse or shirt Brit name vest
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Word Origin and History for undershirt
n.

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

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