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90s Slang You Should Know

brown coat

Origin of brown coat
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He wore a brown coat, with ample skirts, and a vast expanse of vest, with drab-coloured small-clothes and gaiters.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • He used to wear A long, brown coat that buttoned down before.

  • His brown coat was of good cloth, as were his breeches; and his gray waistcoat was worked on the flaps.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • This is an improvement; but she does not like his brown coat.

  • The man in a brown coat with red sleeves and a red cap is seated at a table with a pewter mug in one hand and a pipe in the other.

  • Under this was her own brown coat, and under that, a blue sweater.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • You dragged at my brown coat so that it is all torn and full of holes, you clumsy creatures!'

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • They will have a crisp, brown coat, every part of which can be eaten.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery Emma Paddock Telford
  • It is a man dressed in a brown coat, holding a dark-covered book in his hand.

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