shirt NOUN 1) a garment for the upper body, with a collar and sleeves and buttons down the front. 2) a similar garment of light material without full fastenings, worn for sports and leisure.
keep your shirt on — Cf. ↑keep your shirt on
lose one's shirt — Cf. ↑lose one's shirt
put one's shirt on — Cf. ↑put one's shirt on
the shirt off one's back — Cf. ↑the shirt off one's back
DERIVATIVES shirted adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to SKIRT(Cf. ↑skirt) and SHORT(Cf. ↑shortness).

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