Definition of boiled shirt in English:

boiled shirt


  • A dress shirt with a starched front.

    • ‘The maid would bang the gong and for dinner my parents would always dress formally, my father in a boiled shirt and my mother in a evening dress.’
    • ‘He then puts on a boiled shirt and high collar under a white dinner jacket and heads to his meal, which is served at a table set with orchids and silver.’
    • ‘He would have expected to see full evening dress, the men wearing tails and boiled shirts.’
    • ‘The fellow had on a boiled shirt and a polka dot necktie.’
    • ‘Up above, men wore black clothes and boiled shirts, and women dressed in beautiful gowns.’