shirt definition by Webster's New World
- the usual sleeved garment worn by men on the upper part of the body, often under a coat or jacket, typically having a collar and a buttoned opening down the front
- a similar garment for women
Origin: Middle English shert ; from Old English scyrte (akin to German schürze, apron, Old Norse skyrta, shirt) ; from base of scort, short
- shirtless adjective
shirt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.
- An undershirt.
- A nightshirt.
Origin: Middle English shirte, from Old English scyrte, short garment; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
shirt - Phrases/Idioms
in one's shirt sleeves
keep one's shirt onâ
lose one's shirt
keep (one's) shirt on
lose (one's) shirt
the shirt off (one's) back