What does t-shirt mean?

Definitions for t-shirt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word t-shirt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. a close-fitting pullover shirt


  1. A lightweight shirt without buttons, with short sleeves and no collar. Often made of cotton and frequently bears a picture or slogan.

    Many bands make more money from T-shirt sales than from sale of tickets.


  1. A T-shirt is a style of shirt. A T-shirt's defining characteristic is the T shape made with the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line, and no collar. However, it may also include long sleeves, buttons, collars, or v-necks. T-shirts are typically made of cotton fibers, knitted together in a jersey stitch that gives a T-shirt its distinctive soft texture. The majority of modern T-shirts have a body that is made from a continuously woven tube, so the torso has no side seams. This is accomplished with special weaving machines called circular looms, which produce seamless fabric for tube tops, stockings, and the like. Conventional stitching is used for the waist band, neck band, sleeves and to close the shoulders. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated, and may include fabric cutting by laser or water jet. T-shirt fashions include many styles for both men and women, and for all age groups, including baby, youth, teen, adult and elderly sizes. The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece "union suit" underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. T-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.

Editors Contribution

  1. A piece of clothing created in a variety of colors, designs and styles.

    T-shirts are created in various colors, styles and designs.

    Submitted by on June 30, 2015  
  2. A type of clothing and product created and designed in various colors, brand, fabric, materials, neck shape, clothing sizes and styles.

    There are a variety of t-shirts created throughout the world.

    Submitted by on February 5, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Rank popularity for the word 't-shirt' in Nouns Frequency: #2999


  1. The numerical value of t-shirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. The numerical value of t-shirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of t-shirt in a Sentence

  1. All of a sudden, here come the shirt up, she started flashing and, 'Woo hoo,' and I said, 'And what respect is that for kids?' There was none. And then she turned around and dropped her pants.

  2. We’re working through some things right now to be able to have him play for us and still maintain his red-shirt, that’s something that’s in the process. If that were denied for whatever reason, we have some contingencies in place.

  3. We're running and I didn’t realize how bad it was until he's like, 'my hand!' and that’s when I took my shirt off and I wrapped it around and there was blood everywhere, like so much blood.

  4. I wore a suit tonight, the shirt is from Kohl's. The suit is from Jos. A Bank.

  5. Thousands of public servants, teachers, journalists were jailed or sacked and nobody could speak up. However, this march was done to take off this shirt of fear, for justice and I am pleased because we reached our goal, we will fight for (justice) inside and outside parliament.

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