overshirt

[oh-ver-shurt]

Origin of overshirt

First recorded in 1795–1805; over- + shirt
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Examples from the Web for overshirt

Historical Examples of overshirt

  • In ten minutes more Jurgis had pulled off his coat and overshirt, and set his teeth together and gone to work.

    The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair

  • His coat and hat are on the floor, and he lies snoring at my side, with overshirt and trousers on.

  • A parka is a sort of overshirt, wind proof and waterproof and hooded, to be worn over the overcoat and cap of the uniform.

  • I had tied two handkerchiefs together, and rolling my share in one of them, belted the amount between my overshirt and undershirt.

    The Outlet

    Andy Adams