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SHIRT: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "shirt"

The way to sign "shirt" is by grabbing your shirt in the upper chest area - in the middle or slightly to the right - between your index finger and thumb.  Then tug outward a few times. The sign for shirt can be done with one hand or two. If you do it with one hand though it might sometimes be misunderstood to mean "volunteer."


SHIRT / volunteer / apply

Remember:  This is also the sign for "volunteer, apply, pick me, candidate" and related signs.



If you need to distinguish between the sign for volunteer and shirt, I recommend signing "shirt" with two hands.

SHIRT (2 handed variation)




Types of shirts:


SHIRT (blouse variation)
I personally tend to use this version to mean "BLOUSE" but lots of people use it as their regular sign for shirt.




Button-down shirt:


Short-sleeved shirt:


Medium-sleeved shirt:


Long-sleeved shirt:


Sleeveless shirt:


Turtleneck shirt:


V-neck shirt:



Types of designs:


Decorations all over:

Frilly shirt:


Vertical stripes on shirt:


Horizontal stripes on shirt:


Zig-zag shirt:


Wrinkled shirt:




Logo on shirt:



Sample sentence: Will a store allow you to enter if you do not have a shirt or shoes on?







See: HAT



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