polo shirt
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpəʊləʊ ˌʃɜːt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpoʊloʊ ˌʃɝt/

polo shirt (plural polo shirts)

  1. A casual#Adjective|casual, usually short#Adjective|short-sleeved#Adjective|sleeved, shirt#Noun|shirt with a protruding collar#Noun|collar and a small number#Noun|number of button#Noun|buttons extending a short distance#Noun|distance below the collar (and not all the way down the front#Noun|front of the shirt).
    Synonyms: golf shirt, tennis shirt
    • 2004 August 30, in The New Yorker, page 38:
      […] the necessity for yet another place at which to buy a polo shirt or a pair of flip-flops may not be apparent to the town's residents […]

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