- the front of a shirt, especially the part that is exposed when a jacket or vest is worn.
- dickey1(def 1).
Origin of shirt front
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for shirt front
He thumped his shirt-front with an impassioned and highly-coloured fist.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
He gulped down a mouthful, and some of it was spilt on his shirt-front.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
There was Monpavon, his shirt-front bulging like a whipped egg.The Nabob
I found Susan sponging his shirt-front, and Susan and I are as good as engaged.
If Ernest has his assailant's shirt-front, what more likely than that his assailant has Ernest's?