or sweat shirt



a loose, long-sleeved, collarless pullover of soft, absorbent fabric, as cotton jersey, with close-fitting or elastic cuffs and sometimes a drawstring at the waist, commonly worn during athletic activity for warmth or to induce sweating.

Origin of sweatshirt

First recorded in 1920–25; sweat + shirt
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a long-sleeved knitted cotton sweater worn by athletes, etc
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Word Origin and History for sweatshirt

by 1921, from sweat + shirt. Related: Sweatshirted.

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