Definition of Evening shirt

1. Noun. A man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear (usually with a tuxedo).

Exact synonyms: Dress Shirt
Terms within: Plastron
Generic synonyms: Shirt

Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening Shirt

evening-primrose family
evening bag
evening clothes
evening dress
evening dresses
evening glove
evening gown
evening grosbeak
evening gun
evening lychnis
evening out
evening primrose
evening shift
evening shirt (current term)
evening star
evening stars
evening trumpet flower
evening wrap
evenings out

Literary usage of Evening shirt

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

1. Mayfair to Moscow: Clare Sheridan's Diary by Clare Sheridan (1921)
"... in the stalls one man was in a smoking coat and evening shirt, the first I have seen. He was very conspicuous. OCTOBER IST, 1920. Friday. Moscow. ..."

2. Through Norway with a knapsack by William Mattieu Williams (1876)
"... then pack up shirt A, and do the last stage of your journey at a rattling pace in the cool evening. Shirt A is changed to do duty as a night-shirt, ..."

3. American Negligence Reports, Current Series Cited Am. Neg. Rep.: All the by United States (1906)
"... usual between nine and ten o'clock; that when he entered the room the porthole was open, and plaintiff's assignor's evening shirt was hanging on a hook ..."

4. Michael Cassidy, Sergeant by Herman Cyril McNeile (1916)
"... the average flannel —moreover, it had no buttons. Howls for Brown. Vituperation for lack of buttons. "But, sir, that's an evening shirt you've got on. ..."

5. The Physiology of Marriage by Honoré de Balzac (1904)
"... Or smoothes down the well-folded or the crumpled frill of his day shirt or his evening shirt; Or tries to find out by a stealthy glance if his wig (fair ..."

6. Soldiering and Sport in Uganda 1909-1910 by Edgar George Dion Lardner (1912)
"Offers of clothes were speedily forthcoming, and I, feeling very strange, wore an evening shirt and a white tie for the first time since I had come out a ..."

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