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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tee shurt]
    • /ti ʃɜrt/
    • /tiː ʃɜːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tee shurt]
    • /ti ʃɜrt/

Definitions of t-shirt word

  • noun t-shirt a lightweight, usually knitted, pullover shirt, close-fitting and with a round neckline and short sleeves, worn as an undershirt or outer garment. 1
  • noun t-shirt short-sleeved collarless top 1
  • countable noun t-shirt A T-shirt is a cotton shirt with no collar or buttons. T-shirts usually have short sleeves. 0
  • noun t-shirt a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved 0
  • noun t-shirt a collarless, cotton undershirt with short sleeves 0
  • noun t-shirt a similar pullover knit sport shirt 0

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Origin of t-shirt

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45; named from its shape

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Parts of speech for T-shirt


t-shirt popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for t-shirt

noun t-shirt

  • blouse — A blouse is a kind of shirt worn by a girl or woman.
  • bodice — The bodice of a dress is the part above the waist.
  • bodysuit — A bodysuit is a piece of women's clothing that fits tightly over the top part of the body and fastens between the legs.
  • golf shirt — A polo-neck shirt.
  • middies — a midshipman.

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