or tee-shirt, tee shirt
- 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
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Examples from the Web for t-shirt
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
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There was a handy distraction in the Che t-shirt the tourist was wearing while celebrating the death.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
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He was standing on the corner and wearing only a T-shirt and jeans, and this was 11:30 at night and it was really cold.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
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This professional seducer, of sorts, has been pictured holding a T-shirt reading “Diss Fatties, Bang Hotties.”‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK
November 19, 2014
The kid wore a white T-shirt with the collar stretched loosely around the top of his smooth chest.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Did he say that he had a T-shirt on and no one else had a T-shirt on?
My jeans and t-shirt were back in my cell, laundered and folded.Little Brother
He pressed down with the T-shirt, trying to stanch the blood.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
He had on a white T-shirt under a brown shirt, and a pair of black pants.
He said it wasn't fair, him being showed up in a T-shirt and being photographed in a T-shirt and all that.
- a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved
so called because of its shape
Word Origin and History for t-shirt
1920, in reference to the shape it makes when laid out flat.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper