sport shirt

or sports shirt


a long- or short-sleeved soft shirt for informal wear by men, having a squared-off shirttail that may be left outside the trousers, usually worn without a tie.
Compare dress shirt.

Origin of sport shirt

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sport shirt

  • The collar was sport-shirt style, too, worn open, and disclosed a muscular throat.

    The Golden Skull|John Blaine
  • He's never happier than when he's dolled up in a sport-shirt and a lavender scarf and toasting marshmallows.

    The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour