[ sing-glit ]
/ ˈsɪŋ glɪt /


a sleeveless athletic jersey, especially a loose-fitting top worn by runners, joggers, etc.
a single unit; an unpaired or separate item.
Chiefly British. a man's undershirt or jersey.

Origin of singlet

First recorded in 1740–50; single + -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for singlet


/ (ˈsɪŋɡlɪt) /


mainly British and Australian a man's sleeveless undergarment covering the body from the shoulders to the hips
Australian a similar sleeveless garment worn as outerwearAlso called (in Britain): vest
mainly British a garment worn with shorts by athletes, boxers, etc
NZ a black woollen outer garment worn by bushmen
physics a multiplet that has only one member
chem a chemical bond consisting of one electron

Word Origin for singlet

C18: from single, on the model of doublet
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