Shirt meaning

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An undershirt.
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A nightshirt.
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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.
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("shirts and skins" games) A member of the shirt-wearing team.
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To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.

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A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.
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(slang) keep (one's) shirt on
  • To remain calm or patient:
    The plane doesn't land for another hour, so keep your shirt on.
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(slang) lose (one's) shirt
  • To lose everything one has or owns.
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(slang) the shirt off (one's) back
  • The maximum one is able to give or lose:
    The only thing those swindlers didn't take was the shirt off my back.
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keep one's shirt on
  • to remain patient or calm
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lose one's shirt
  • to suffer the loss of all one's money, all one's investment, etc.
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Origin of shirt

  • Middle English shirte from Old English scyrte short garment sker-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English scyrte, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijÇ­. Cognate with Dutch schort, German Schürze (“apron"). Skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; compare also short, from the same ultimate source.

    From Wiktionary