- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʃɜːt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ʃɝt/
- (Indian English) IPA(key): /ʃəːʈ/, /ʃəːɾʈ/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)t
From Middle English sherte, shurte, schirte, from Old English sċyrte (“a short garment; skirt; kirtle”), from Proto-West Germanic *skurtijā, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijǭ (“a short garment, skirt, apron”).
Cognate with Saterland Frisian Schoarte (“apron”), Dutch schort (“apron”), German Schürze (“apron”), Danish skjorte (“shirt”), Norwegian skjorte (“shirt”), Swedish skjorta (“shirt”), Faroese skjúrta (“shirt”), Icelandic skyrta (“shirt”).
shirt (plural shirts)
- 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.
- Synonym: sark
- It can take a while to learn how to iron a shirt properly.
- 1509, John Fisher, A Mornynge Remembraunce […]
- She had her shertes & gyrdyls of heere.
- 1705, J[oseph] Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701, 1702, 1703, London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 1051505315:
- Several persons in December had nothing over their shoulders but their shirts.
- An interior lining in a blast furnace.
- A member of the shirt-wearing team in a shirts and skins game.
- aloha shirt
- Brownshirt, brownshirt
- dinner shirt
- dress shirt
- get someone's shirt out
- give the shirt off one's back
- golf shirt
- hair shirt
- Hawaiian shirt
- horsehair shirt
- keep one's shirt on
- lose one's shirt
- lumberjack shirt
- muscle shirt
- peasant shirt
- poet shirt
- polo shirt
- put one's shirt on
- rugby shirt
- shirts and skins
- shirt tail
- stuffed shirt
- wave the bloody shirt
- To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.
- Alternative form of