ワイシャツ

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Japanese[edit]

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ワイシャツ (waishatsu): a dress shirt.
ワイシャツ (waishatsu): a flannel button-down shirt.

Etymology[edit]

From ホワイトシャツ(howaito shatsu, white shirt),[1][2] itself from English white shirt.

The meaning in Japanese has evolved over time to extend first to any dress shirt, regardless of color, and then to any button-down shirt in general.

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Noun[edit]

ワイシャツ (romaji waishatsu)

  1. a dress shirt, the kind worn with a business suit
  2. any button-down shirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9