shirt front


shirt front
1. the front of a shirt, esp. the part that is exposed when a jacket or vest is worn.
2. dickey (def. 1).
[1830-40]

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shirt front noun
The breast of a shirt, esp a starched false one, a dickey
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Main Entry:shirt

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shirt front,
1. the part of a shirt covering the chest.
2. = dickey1 (def. 1). (Cf.dickey)

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ˈshirt front [shirt front] noun
the front part of a shirt, especially the stiff front part of a formal white shirt

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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