sweatshirt

or sweat shirt

[ swet-shurt ]
/ ˈswɛtˌʃɜrt /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. sweathouse,
  2. sweating sickness,
  3. sweating system,
  4. sweatpants,
  5. sweats,
  6. sweatshop,
  7. sweatsuit,
  8. sweatweed,
  9. sweaty,
  10. swed.

Origin of sweatshirt

First recorded in 1920–25; sweat + shirt

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British Dictionary definitions for sweatshirt

sweatshirt

/ (ˈswɛtˌʃɜːt) /

noun

a long-sleeved knitted cotton sweater worn by athletes, etc
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Word Origin and History for sweatshirt

sweatshirt

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper