shirt
Pronunciation Noun

shirt (plural shirts)

  1. An article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
    • 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
      Several persons in December had nothing over their shoulders but their shirts.
    • She had her shirts and girdles of hair.
  2. An interior lining in a blast furnace.
  3. A member of the shirt-wearing team in a shirts and skins game.
Translations Verb

shirt (shirts, present participle shirting; past and past participle shirted)

  1. To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.
    • 1691, King Arthur, by John Dryden, act II, scene I.
      Ah! for so many souls, as but this morn / Were clothed with flesh, and warm’d with vital blood / But naked now, or shirted just with air.



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