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Meaning of shirt

shirt

Pronunciation: (shûrt), [key]
— n.
  1. a long- or short-sleeved garment for the upper part of the body, usually lightweight and having a collar and a front opening.
  2. an undergarment of cotton, or other material, for the upper part of the body.
  3. a shirtwaist.
  4. a nightshirt.
  5. without a coat: It was so hot that they worked in their shirt sleeves.
  6. to refrain from becoming angry or impatient; remain calm: Tell him to keep his shirt on until we're ready.
  7. to lose all that one possesses; suffer a severe financial reverse: He lost his shirt in the stock market.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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