Definition of dress shirt in English:

dress shirt

Syllabification: dress shirt


  • 1A man’s white shirt worn with a bow tie and a dinner jacket on formal occasions.
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    • His outfit consisted of a white cotton dress shirt with a black bow tie and matching shoes.
    • A few minutes later Zack sauntered out of the bedroom in a full tuxedo (minus the dress shirt and bow tie, with his mother's black shoes).
    • He wore a black tuxedo with a white dress shirt that was tied at the neck with a crisp gray and silver cravat and a soft lacy tie framing it.
  • 1.1North American A man’s long-sleeved shirt, suitable for wearing with a tie.
    More example sentences
    • He was wearing a pair of plain, navy-blue slacks and a light blue, long sleeved dress shirt with the top button unbuttoned to reveal a white undershirt.
    • Quickly I pulled out a pair of black pants, my white dress shirt, a black tie and a dark green sweater.
    • Tristan was dressed smartly in a white dress shirt, black tie and pants.

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