shirt

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English[edit]

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A shirt

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sherte, shurte, schirte, from Old English sċyrte (a short garment; skirt; kirtle), from Proto-Germanic *skurtijǭ. Cognate with Dutch schort, German Schürze (apron), Norwegian skjorte (shirt), Faroese skjúrta (shirt). Skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; which is a doublet of short, from the same ultimate source.

Noun[edit]

shirt (plural shirts)

  1. An article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
    • Addison
      Several persons in December had nothing over their shoulders but their shirts.
    • Bishop Fisher
      She had her shirts and girdles of hair.
    • 2012 April 9, Mandeep Sanghera, “Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Holt was furious referee Michael Oliver refused to then award him a penalty after Ledley King appeared to pull his shirt and his anger was compounded when Spurs immediately levelled.
  2. ("shirts and skins" games) a member of the shirt-wearing team.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English sherten, shirten (also shorten), from the noun (see above).

Verb[edit]

shirt (third-person singular simple present shirts, present participle shirting, simple past and past participle shirted)

  1. To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.
    • 1691, King Arthur, by John Dryden, act II, scene I.
      Ah! for so many souls, as but this morn / Were clothed with flesh, and warm’d with vital blood / But naked now, or shirted just with air.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

shirt

  1. Alternative form of sherte