What does t-shirt mean?

Definitions for t-shirtˈtiˌʃɜrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word t-shirt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jersey, T-shirt, tee shirt(noun)

    a close-fitting pullover shirt


  1. T-shirt(Noun)

    A lightweight shirt without buttons, with short sleeves and no collar. Often made of cotton and frequently bears a picture or slogan.

    Many bands make more money from T-shirt sales than from sale of tickets.


  1. T-shirt

    A T-shirt is a style of shirt. A T-shirt's defining characteristic is the T shape made with the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line, and no collar. However, it may also include long sleeves, buttons, collars, or v-necks. T-shirts are typically made of cotton fibers, knitted together in a jersey stitch that gives a T-shirt its distinctive soft texture. The majority of modern T-shirts have a body that is made from a continuously woven tube, so the torso has no side seams. This is accomplished with special weaving machines called circular looms, which produce seamless fabric for tube tops, stockings, and the like. Conventional stitching is used for the waist band, neck band, sleeves and to close the shoulders. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated, and may include fabric cutting by laser or water jet. T-shirt fashions include many styles for both men and women, and for all age groups, including baby, youth, teen, adult and elderly sizes. The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece "union suit" underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. T-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.

Editors Contribution

  1. t-shirt

    A piece of clothing with short sleeves created in a variety of colors, designs and styles.

    T-shirts are created in various colors, styles and designs.

  2. t-shirt

    A type of clothing and product created and designed in various colors, brand, fabric, materials, neck shape, sleeve length, clothing sizes and styles, created and marketed for children, men and women.

    In most countries where there is sunshine some of the year round, a t-shirt is a popular product to wear during the day as an item of clothing or undergarment.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 't-shirt' in Nouns Frequency: #2999


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of t-shirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of t-shirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Cowan:

    The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt.

  2. Woody Allen:

    How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size

  3. Garth Henrichs:

    The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.

  4. Glenn Dickey:

    The guy with the biggest stomach will be the first to take off his shirt at a baseball game.

  5. Charles De Gaulle:

    You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.

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