American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short-sleeved, collarless undershirt.
- n. An outer shirt of a design similar to the T-shirt.
- n. A lightweight shirt without buttons, with short sleeves and no collar. Often made of cotton and frequently bears a picture or slogan.
- n. a close-fitting pullover shirt
- From its shape. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from its being shaped like the letter T when spread out. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And in terms of function, there's little difference between a designer-label T-shirt costing several hundred dollars and a $20 version from the Gap; it won't wick your sweat away any better or keep you any drier.”
“This guy turned up at our Paris air show in jeans and a T-shirt, which is a bit of a first for us," says Bob Horner, head of worldwide sales for Bombardier, the maker of Learjet.”
“Sitting side by side on the smelly seat, I noticed he was wearing a Space Gizmoid T-shirt, which is probably the best video game in the history of forever.”
“As I pass by, I feel her hand on my waist, tugging down my T-shirt, which is riding up in the back.”
““First,” I said, “we have one hand-painted T-shirt, which is an original work of art done by Mrs. Bella Dubinsky.”
“From there, the unbroken chain of the Western tradition of liberal education is directly traceable to its apex: spring break, and the wet T-shirt contest.”
“The T part of T-shirt is no less suited to global rebels, those with or without a cause.”
“Of course, the T in T-shirt makes no strict reference to the alphabetic revolution, but it nevertheless remains a direct descendant of the Phoenician breakthrough in writing.”
“By 1920 the noun T-shirt denoted a collar-free, short-sleeved, cotton undergarment that replicated the letter T when laid out neat and flat.”
“Star belongs to a class apart from Global English words like shampoo, business, T-shirt, safari, and robot.”
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