dress shirt
noun Date: 1849 a man's shirt especially for wear with evening dress; broadly a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie

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  • dress shirt — dress′ shirt′ n. 1) clo a man s shirt for evening dress, usu. having French cuffs and a stiff or pleated front fastened by studs 2) clo a man s tailored shirt, with long or short sleeves, buttons down the front, and a soft or starched collar,… …   From formal English to slang

  • dress shirt — dress shirts N COUNT A dress shirt is a special shirt which men wear on formal occasions. It is worn with a dinner jacket and bow tie …   English dictionary

  • dress shirt — ► NOUN 1) a man s white shirt worn with a bow tie and a dinner jacket on formal occasions. 2) N. Amer. a shirt suitable for wearing with a tie …   English terms dictionary

  • dress shirt — n a formal shirt, sometimes with a special decoration at the front, that a man wears under a ↑dinner jacket …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dress shirt — dress ,shirt noun count a shirt that men wear under a suit or TUXEDO (=a black or white jacket worn on very formal occasions) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Dress shirt — Charvet dress shirt from the 1930s, Norsk Folkemeuseum, Oslo. A shirt, or dress shirt in American English, (also button front, button down, or button up shirt) is a garment with a collar, a full length opening at the front from the collar to the… …   Wikipedia

  • dress shirt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dress shirt : singular dress shirt plural dress shirts a formal shirt that men wear under a dinner jacket (= a black or white jacket worn on very formal occasions) …   English dictionary

  • dress shirt — 1. a man s shirt worn for formal or semiformal evening dress, usually having French cuffs and a stiff or pleated front to be fastened with studs. 2. a man s shirt, buttoning down the front and typically having long sleeves with barrel or French… …   Universalium

  • dress shirt — noun a man s white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear (usually with a tuxedo) • Syn: ↑evening shirt • Hypernyms: ↑shirt • Part Meronyms: ↑plastron …   Useful english dictionary

  • dress shirt — noun a man s white shirt worn with a bow tie and a dinner jacket on formal occasions. ↘N. Amer. a shirt suitable for wearing with a tie …   English new terms dictionary

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