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Topic: CLOTHES

Language: Old English
Origin: scyrte

shirt

noun
     
shirt
shirt S2 W3 [countable]
1DCC a piece of clothing that covers the upper part of your body and your arms, usually has a collar, and is fastened at the front by buttons [↪ blouse]:
I have to wear a shirt and tie to work.
a check shirt
2

keep your shirt on

spoken used to tell someone who is becoming angry that they should stay calm
3

put/bet/stake your shirt on something

British English informal to risk all your money on something
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