t-shirt


t-shirt

tee-shirt [ tiʃɶrt ] n. m. VAR. t-shirt
• 1950; mot angl. amér., de T(ee) « T » et shirt « chemise », littéralt « chemise en forme de T »
Anglic. Maillot de coton à manches courtes ou longues, en forme de T (porté à l'origine par les joueurs de base-ball). Porter un jean et un tee-shirt blanc. Des tee-shirts, des t-shirts.

tee-shirt, tee-shirts ou T-shirt nom masculin (anglais tee, prononciation de T, et shirt, chemise) Maillot en coton, à manches courtes.

tee-shirt ou T-shirt
n. m. (Anglicisme) Maillot de coton à manches courtes. Des tee-shirts ou des T-shirts.
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T-shirt
n. m. V. tee-shirt.

⇒TEE-SHIRT, T-SHIRT, subst. masc.
Maillot en jersey de coton, initialement sans col et à manches courtes, dont la forme rappelle celle d'un T. Il avait adopté le cachemire, la soie, la flanelle et le daim (...) parce que les jeans et les T-shirts qu'il aime auraient été déplacés dans les endroits qu'ils fréquentaient (Fr. DORIN, Les Lits à une place, 1980, p. 44). Il avait (...) un jean sale, un tee-shirt au nom d'une université américaine (J. GÉRY, La Grande escalade, 1981, p. 172).
En appos. avec valeur d'adj. Dont le haut a la forme d'un tee-shirt. Pull tee-shirt. Robe tee-shirt en jersey acidulé (Elle, 31 janv. 1977, p. 44).
Prononc. et Orth.:[]. Plur. -s ds Lar. Lang. fr., ROB. 1985. Étymol. et Hist. 1950 tee-shirt (L'Aurore-France libre, 27-28 mai, 8b ds HÖFLER Anglic.); 1960 T shirt (Le Jardin des modes, janv., 26, ibid.). Empr. à l'anglo-amér. (1920 T shirt, 1948 ,,tee`` shirt, 1957 T-shirt, 1958 tee-shirt ds NED Suppl.2) comp. de shirt « chemise » et de T, lettre, dont la prononc. est transcr. tee et qui est couramment empl. en compos. dans la désignation d'objets en forme de T (v. NED, s.v. T et tee). Bbg. BLOCHW.-RUNK. 1971, p. 291. — QUEM. DDL t. 31.

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