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Definition of shirt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

shirt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ʃərt//
 
 
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  •   a piece of clothing (usually for men), worn on the upper part of the body, made of light cloth, with sleeves and usually with a collar and buttons down the front to wear a shirt and tie a short-sleeved shirt a cotton shirt see also nightshirt, polo shirt, stuffed shirt, sweatshirt, T-shirt
  • Idioms
    keep your shirt on (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone not to get angry Keep your shirt on! It was only a joke.
    the shirt off somebody's back
     
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    anything that someone has, including the things they really need themselves, that someone else takes from them or they are willing to give He was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shirt