An undershirt is a piece of clothing that you wear on the top half of your body next to your skin in order to keep warm. [AM]

He put on a pair of short pants and an undershirt.

(in BRIT, use vest)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Undershirt — Un der*shirt , n. A shirt worn next the skin, under another shirt; called also {undervest}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undershirt — (n.) 1640s, from UNDER (Cf. under) + SHIRT (Cf. shirt). Cf. N.Fris. onnersjürt, Dan. underskjorte …   Etymology dictionary

  • undershirt — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ an undergarment worn under a shirt; a vest …   English terms dictionary

  • undershirt — ☆ undershirt [un′dərshʉrt΄ ] n. a collarless undergarment, with or without sleeves, worn under an outer shirt …   English World dictionary

  • undershirt — noun (AmE) ⇨ See also ↑vest ADJECTIVE ▪ sleeveless ▪ thermal ▪ cotton PREPOSITION ▪ in (your) undershirt …   Collocations dictionary

  • undershirt — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌʃɜː(r)t] / US [ˈʌndərˌʃɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms undershirt : singular undershirt plural undershirts American a vest I, 1) …   English dictionary

  • Undershirt — An undershirt is an article of underwear worn underneath a shirt. This is to protect dress shirts from sweat and smells. It also makes dress shirts less transparent. The term most commonly refers to upper body wear worn by males.Factory mass… …   Wikipedia

  • undershirt — un|der|shirt [ˈʌndəʃə:t US ˈʌndərʃə:rt] n ↑vest, ↑undershirt AmE a piece of underwear with or without arms, worn under a shirt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undershirt — noun Date: 1648 a collarless undergarment with or without sleeves • undershirted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • undershirt — /un deuhr sherrt /, n. a collarless, usually pullover undergarment for the torso, usually of cotton and either sleeveless and low cut or with sleeves, worn chiefly by men and children. [1640 50; UNDER + SHIRT] * * * …   Universalium

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