or tee-shirt, tee shirt

[ tee-shurt ]
/ ˈtiˌʃɜrt /


a lightweight, usually knitted, pullover shirt, close-fitting and with a round neckline and short sleeves, worn as an undershirt or outer garment.

Origin of T-shirt

First recorded in 1940–45; named from its shape
Also called T, tee.
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tee shirt


a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved

Word Origin for T-shirt

so called because of its shape
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