Meaning of dress shirt

dress' shirt'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a man's shirt worn for formal or semiformal evening dress, usually having French cuffs and a stiff or pleated front to be fastened with studs.
  2. a man's shirt, buttoning down the front and typically having long sleeves with barrel or French cuffs, and a soft or starched collar, worn with a necktie. Cf. sport shirt.
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