A collarless, long-sleeved pullover, originally made of a fleeced cotton was introduced in 1925 by underwear manufacturer Russell Athletics as a lightweight alternative to men's wool football practice jerseys. In the 1930s, Champion added a front zipper and varsity lettering, a style later known as a hoodie. Universities began placing their logo on the front of sweatshirts in the 1960s and by the 1970s, Champion added sweatpants and the sweatsuit became the uniform for the jogging craze. In 1983, American designer Norma Kamali created her famous Sweatshirt Collection using sweatshirt fabric for a line of nonathletic womenswear. The oversized sweatshirt was adopted as part of the hip-hop look by the 1990s and continues to be part of the subculture of the fashion industry in all of its iterations.

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  • Sweatshirt — Sweatshirt,das:⇨Pullover SweatshirtPulli,Pullover,Baumwollpullover,Sportshirt …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • sweatshirt — by 1921, from SWEAT (Cf. sweat) + SHIRT (Cf. shirt). Related: Sweatshirted …   Etymology dictionary

  • sweatshirt — ► NOUN ▪ a loose knitted cotton sweater worn for exercise or leisure …   English terms dictionary

  • sweatshirt — sweat shirt ou sweatshirt n. m. (Anglicisme) Pull over en jersey de coton molletonné. Des sweat shirts. ⇒SWEATSHIRT, SWEAT SHIRT, subst. masc. Pull over de sport ou de style sport en coton molletonné, en tissu éponge ou en matière synthétique, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sweatshirt — Pulli (umgangssprachlich); Pullover * * * Sweat|shirt [ svɛtʃø:ɐ̯t], das; s, s: bequem geschnittener [Sport]pullover (meist aus Baumwolle): sich nach dem Training ein Sweatshirt überziehen. * * * Sweat|shirt 〈[swɛ̣tʃœ:t] n. 15〉 sportl. Pullover… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sweatshirt — UK [ˈswetˌʃɜː(r)t] / US [ˈswetˌʃɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms sweatshirt : singular sweatshirt plural sweatshirts a piece of clothing made of thick cotton that you wear on the upper part of your body for exercise or informal activities …   English dictionary

  • Sweatshirt — Sweater: Die veraltete Bezeichnung für »Pullover« wurde in der 1. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. sweater entlehnt. Dies bedeutet wörtlich »Schwitzer«. Es ist eine Bildung zu engl. to sweat »schwitzen« (vgl. ↑ schweißen), beachte das in… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Sweatshirt — das Sweatshirt, s (Aufbaustufe) sportlicher Pullover aus Baumwolle Beispiel: Er zog ein Sweatshirt mit Kapuze an und ging joggen …   Extremes Deutsch

  • Sweatshirt — Das Sweatshirt (Englisch sweat = schwitzen, shirt = Hemd) war ursprünglich die Bezeichnung für einen Sportpullover. Besonderheit Der Stoff eines Sweatshirts besteht aus einer besonderen Strickware. Diese ist einflächig auf Rundstrickmaschinen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sweatshirt — Sweat|shirt [ swɛtʃə:t] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. sweatshirt, zu shirt, vgl. ↑Shirt> weit geschnittener, langärmeliger Sportpullover (meist aus innen gerautem Baumwolltrikot) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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