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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- a variant of T-shirt
- a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved
so called because of its shape
Word Origin and History for tee shirt
1920, in reference to the shape it makes when laid out flat.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper