Definitions for t-shirtˈtiˌʃɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

T-shirtˈtiˌʃɜrt(n.)

or tee shirt

  1. a lightweight, usu. knitted, pullover shirt, typically with short sleeves and a collarless round neckline, worn as an undershirt or outer garment.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: Also called tee 1 1 4 .

Origin of T-shirt:

1915–20,Amer.; alluding to its shape when spread out flat

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a close-fitting pullover shirt

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. T-shirt(noun)ˈtiˌʃɜrt

    an informal shirt without a collar or buttons

    a short-sleeved/long-sleeved T-shirt

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

T(noun)

a light shirt of knitted cotton etc with short sleeves.

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