undershirt

[ uhn-der-shurt ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌʃɜrt /

noun

a collarless, usually pullover undergarment for the torso, usually of cotton and either sleeveless and low-cut or with sleeves, worn chiefly by men and children.

Nearby words

  1. underservant,
  2. underserve,
  3. underset,
  4. undersexed,
  5. undersheriff,
  6. undershoot,
  7. undershorts,
  8. undershot,
  9. undershrub,
  10. underside

Origin of undershirt

First recorded in 1640–50; under- + shirt

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British Dictionary definitions for undershirt

undershirt

/ (ˈʌndəˌʃɜːt) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian an undergarment worn under a blouse or shirtBrit name: vest
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Word Origin and History for undershirt

undershirt

n.

1640s, from under (adj.) + shirt (n.). Cf. North Frisian onnersjürt, Danish underskjorte.

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