boiled shirt


noun

a formal or semiformal dress shirt with a starched front.

Origin of boiled shirt

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for boiled shirt

boiled shirt


noun

informal a dress shirt with a stiff front
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