from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shirt worn over another shirt or over other clothing without being tucked into the waistband.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shirt intended to be worn over other clothes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An outer shirt.


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  • He began to unbutton her overshirt, letting the air hold her leash in place through one of his little magic tricks, and the smile on her face vanished, replaced by a thin rigid line of null expression.


  • On my way out I grabbed my jacket, an insulated flannel overshirt.

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  • He was dressed casually, in loose slacks and an even looser shirt and overshirt, and his high forehead creased a little as the newsreader continued her report.

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  • Funny thing is, it was actually considered shocking to see someone wearing a t-shirt as an overshirt.

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  • Around the same time, another man, a white male in his 40s, also passed through that alley and became the initial suspect in the case, because authorities thought it suspicious that he removed an overshirt and seemed to be looking in the direction of the car bomb.

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  • Earlier in the day, police released video of a man who stopped in an alleyway, took off an overshirt showing a red one underneath and put it in a bag before continuing on his way.

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  • The gold shirt has a black collar and if you look closely you see the back collar is not attached to the overshirt!

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  • Keeping one hand on the wall, I reach over and tug at his plaid overshirt.

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  • In answer, Loaf lifted up his overshirt and revealed his chest and belly.



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