Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a garment worn on the upper half of the body
  2. (verb, body) put a shirt on

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Origin of the word Shirt

  1. O.E. scyrte "skirt, tunic," from P.Gmc. *skurtijon "a short garment" (cf. O.N. skyrta, Swed. skjorta "skirt, kirtle;" M.Du. scorte, Du. schort "apron;" M.H.G. schurz, Ger. Schurz "apron"), from the same source as O.E. scort, sceort (see short). Formerly of garments worn by both sexes, but long in modern use only for… more

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