Meaning of “sweatshirt” in the English Dictionary

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"sweatshirt" in British English

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sweatshirtnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈswet.ʃɜːt/ us /ˈswet.ʃɝːt/

B1 a piece of informal clothing with long sleeves, usually made of thick cotton, worn on the upper part of the body:

She was dressed casually in jeans and a sweatshirt.

More examples

  • I like the design on your sweatshirt.
  • The younger children wear grey trousers and navy sweatshirts with the school logo.

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

"sweatshirt" in American English

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sweatshirtnoun [ C ]

us /ˈswetˌʃɜrt/

a shirt made of thick cotton that you pull over your head, worn for exercise or to keep warm:

He threw on a sweatshirt and jeans.

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