Hawaiian-shirt definition

A loose-fitting, collared shirt made of a colorfully printed fabric and usually having short sleeves and buttons down the front.
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A short-sleeved, brightly patterned casual shirt having a collar and buttoned front and usually worn outside the trousers.
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A collared, short-sleeved dress shirt of a style originating in Hawaii, typically having a brightly-colored floral or other Polynesian print.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hawaiian-shirt
Plural:
hawaiian-shirts

Origin of hawaiian-shirt

  • From the fact that the style originated in Hawaii

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition