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  • noun A shirt designed to be worn to work.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

work +‎ shirt


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  • Her workshirt and jeans were spattered with paint.

    Father's day

  • His cheap workshirt, incongruously brilliant with the gold of the medals that flashed in the firelight, was open in front, showing the smooth skin and splendid swell of chest.


  • "These things are not true," said Mrs. Maniscalco, holding up her son's workshirt and explaining the differences between his attire and police officer's uniform.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Words Microsoft Word squirms at: workshirt, should've, fam, safehouse

    How will we ever stay

  • Cecil strode in, dressed in puttees and workshirt with the sleeves rolled up.

    Empire of Dreams

  • There is Anthony, with a broad smile, face smudged with axle grease, workshirt with Anthony embroidered proudly on his chest.

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • For these, Lish insisted that Ray squeeze himself into an old workshirt of his, “à la Leonard Gardner.”

    Raymond Carver

  • In place of his old stained workshirt and denim bell-bottoms, he dresses in smart suits tailored to flatter his barrel of a body.

    'The Most Popular Politician on Earth'

  • He shed the sweaty workshirt for handsome tailored suits and went beyond the factory gates to seek support in the front offices and board rooms of Brazil.

    Lula's Long Road

  • The other spots we ran during the campaign would consistently reinforce this narrative with a single memorable image of Edwards in a blue workshirt in front of the water tower in Robbins.

    No Excuses


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