- a close-fitting short coat, especially one with tails or skirts.
Origin of coatee
1750–60, Americanism; formation modeled on goatee
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Examples from the Web for coatee
Next morning, the goddess of Kothi, or Coatee, returns to her own charge.Curiosities of Superstition
W. H. Davenport Adams
Each of us had a coatee, made of common cloth; but we all carried hunting-shirts, to be worn as soon as we entered the woods.Satanstoe
James Fenimore Cooper
Olivia, smiling, but with an admonishing look at Dinah, comes up R. and places her coatee on balustrade.Mr. Pim Passes By
Alan Alexander Milne
The matrons wear in addition a skin cut like the tails of the coatee formerly worn by our dragoons.
I had taken off my coatee and boots, while I was waiting for the start, and went up the hill like a deer.In the Irish Brigade
G. A. Henty
- mainly British a short coat, esp for a baby
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