One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of fabric or clothing) not starched.
- ‘If you'd like to bring something other than a tee shirt, the fabric should be thin enough to knot easily, and it should also be washed, white, all cotton and completely unstarched.’
- ‘Colorfast and washable items should be washed and stored unironed, unstarched and unblued.’
- ‘True, but one seems to look less professional when wearing a non-crisp, unstarched uniform while wearing a misshapen beret.’
- ‘These were unstarched shirts, with an opening either on the shoulder or down the front of the garment.’
- ‘He made it out of cotton pique, with an unstarched collar, a longer back, and, crucially, short sleeves.’
- ‘This task consisted of ironing all the unstarched portions of the shirts.’
- ‘According to the records of the directors, the machine was able to dry one piece of starched clothing in two hours, but it took only one hour to finish drying one unstarched piece.’
- ‘He is wearing it with a soft unstarched falling collar.’
- ‘Herr Mack had his unstarched shirt front on as usual, with the diamond stud.’
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