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shirt front

  1. the front of a shirt, especially the part that is exposed when a jacket or vest is worn.
  2. dickey1(def 1).
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Origin of shirt front

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shirt front

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Alphonse Daudet

  • If Ernest has his assailant's shirt-front, what more likely than that his assailant has Ernest's?

  • I found Susan sponging his shirt-front, and Susan and I are as good as engaged.