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shirt-sleeves

shirt-sleeve
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shurt-sleev]
    • /ˈʃɜrtˌsliv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shurt-sleev]
    • /ˈʃɜrtˌsliv/

Definitions of shirt-sleeves word

  • adjective shirt-sleeves not wearing a jacket; informally dressed: a shirt-sleeve mob. 1
  • adjective shirt-sleeves warm enough to live or work in without wearing a jacket or coat: shirt-sleeve weather in November. 1
  • adjective shirt-sleeves simple, plain, and informal; direct and straightforward in approach, manner, etc.: shirt-sleeve diplomacy. 1

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Origin of shirt-sleeves

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shirt-sleeves

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shirt-sleeves popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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