Meaning of “shirt” in the English Dictionary

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"shirt" in British English

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shirtnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃɜːt/ us /ʃɝːt/

A1 a piece of clothing worn, especially by men, on the upper part of the body, made of light cloth like cotton and usually having a collar and buttons at the front:

a striped/white shirt
a short-/long-sleeved shirt
You've spilled something down your shirt front.

More examples

  • a clean white shirt
  • a shirt collar
  • This shirt crumples easily
  • The sleeve of his shirt was torn at the elbow.
  • This shirt fastens at the back.

(Definition of “shirt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shirt" in American English

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shirtnoun [ C ]

us /ʃɜrt/

a piece of clothing worn on the upper part of the body, made of cloth and often having a collar and buttons at the front:

a short-sleeved/long-sleeved shirt
Her shirt was untucked.

(Definition of “shirt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)