Origin of shirt
Examples from the Web for shirt
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A smirking Ramone is shown wearing both a CBGB shirt and heavy gold chains, posing next to an enormous boombox.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For James, wearing the shirt was “more of a shout-out to the family more than anything,” he told the Akron Beacon Journal.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See|Jacob Siegel|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He took his hand off the car and put it back underneath his shirt.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, he first picked up needle and thread to mend the shirt of an SS guard who had just beaten him.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A giant Irishman was standing there, with shirt collar and vest unbuttoned, and no coat on.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The first thing I did was to turn down the sleeves of my shirt and put on my coat.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
A shirt was provided for me, painted with vermilion, mixed with grease.The American Indians|Henry R. Schoolcraft
About, it was at least a week later, sir, an FBI man brought the shirt over and showed it to me.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Jim Pollock, smoking comfortably in his shirt sleeves before his fire, was not so worried.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for shirt
Word Origin for shirt
Word Origin and History for shirt
Old English scyrte "skirt, tunic," from Proto-Germanic *skurtjon "a short garment" (cf. Old Norse skyrta, Swedish skjorta "skirt, kirtle;" Middle Dutch scorte, Dutch schort "apron;" Middle High German schurz, German Schurz "apron"), related to Old English scort, sceort "short," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
Formerly of the chief garment worn by both sexes, but in modern use long only of that for men; in reference to women's tops, reintroduced 1896. Bloody shirt, exposed as a symbol of outrage, is attested from 1580s. To give (someone) the shirt off one's back is from 1771. To lose one's shirt "suffer total financial loss" is from 1935. To keep one's shirt on "be patient" (1904) is from the notion of (not) stripping down for a fight.
Idioms and Phrases with shirt
see give the shirt off one's back; hair shirt; keep one's shirt on; lose one's shirt; stuffed shirt.