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noun, plural Hen·leys.
  1. a short- or long-sleeved pullover sport shirt, usually of cotton, with a round neckband and an often covered neckline placket.
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Origin of Henley1

after a style traditionally worn by rowers at Henley-on-Thames
Also called Henley shirt, henley shirt.
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Word Origin and History for henley-shirt


town on the Thames in Oxfordshire, site of annual regatta since 1839. The name is Old English hean-leage "(settlement) at or by the high wood."

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