Definition of Shirtsleeve

1. Noun. The sleeve of a shirt.

Group relationships: Shirt
Generic synonyms: Arm, Sleeve



Definition of Shirtsleeve

1. Noun. The part of a shirt that covers the arms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shirtsleeve

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shirtsleeve

shirtfronts
shirtier
shirtiest
shirtily
shirting
shirtings
shirtless
shirtlessness
shirtlifter
shirtlike
shirtmaker
shirtmakers
shirtmaking
shirts
shirts and skins
shirtsleeve (current term)
shirtsleeved
shirtsleeves
shirttail
shirttailed
shirttailing
shirttails
shirtwaist
shirtwaist blouse
shirtwaisted
shirtwaister
shirtwaisters
shirtwaists
shirtwise
shirty

Literary usage of Shirtsleeve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"shirtsleeve Oratory fI FHE shirtsleeve is the emblem of homely comfort, the symbol of that stage of civilization in which "Ma" is a title of honor and the ..."

2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1917)
"He had on his head a gray shirtsleeve, hanging over at the side. His pantaloons were rolled up over the tops of his boots; on one leg only, I believe. ..."

3. The Limits of Socialism by Oswald Fred Boucke (1920)
"From shirtsleeve to shirtsleeve is but three generations, according to an old adage. That does not seem to be true, and it certainly need not apply to the ..."

4. The Principles of Trade Co-operation by Robert Howard Bennett (1918)
"The Open "shirtsleeve diplomacy" through "the open Door door" is equally a wise and up-to-date policy for business. Throw open the doors, let in the light ..."

5. Toil and Self by Edward A. ] Caswell (1900)
"... as they permitted enterprises which were of necessity large, but the homely phrase that it was only "three generations from shirtsleeve to shirtsleeve", ..."

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