Noun: "a collared, short-sleeved dress shirt of a style originating in Hawaii, typically having a brightly-colored floral or other Polynesian print"
||1943 1961 1994 1999
- 1943 — Michael Drury, "Ruml", Life, 12 April 1943:
- He loves color and for home wear prefers pants in pastel shades, topped with a Hawaiian shirt or a Russian blouse.
- 1961 — John Ashmead, The Mountain and the Feather, Houghton Mifflin (1961), page 60:
- She was a tiny pretty girl with deep breasts and a loose redflowered Hawaiian shirt that was unbuttoned below the line of her brassiere.
- 1994 — John Irving, A Son of the Circus, Ballantine Books (1994), ISBN 9780307362001, unnumbered page:
- Possibly the hijra had thought the colors of the Hawaiian shirt were feminine, not to mention the parrots and flowers; yet the shirt did little for his figure.
- 1999 — Ed Dee, Nightbird, Warner Books (2009), ISBN 9780759523296, unnumbered page:
- He'd inherited the nickname, the auto business, a huge Hawaiian shirt collection, and a love for life.
- 2005 — Cynthia Baxter, Lead a Horse to Murder, Bantem Dell (2005), ISBN 0553586432, page 127:
- A bartender in a straw hat was dispensing frozen tropical drinks that were as colorful as the bright flowers splashed across the fabric of his loud Hawaiian shirt.
- 2009 — Bridget McNulty, Strange Nervous Laughter, Thomas Dunne Books (2007), ISBN 9780312544348, page 79:
- […] he decided on a pink, flower-splashed Hawaiian shirt, tight stonewashed blue jeans, and brown cowboy boots.