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dress coat

Origin of dress coat
First recorded in 1760-70
Related forms
dress-coated, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for dress coat
Historical Examples
  • More than that, I've introduced him into society, put him in a dress coat,—such a figure!

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • If I must put on a dress coat to show what I am, sir, he must put on a wig and gown to show what he is.

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • It all came of the dress coat, and of his childish vanity in his white wristbands.

    The Galaxy Various
  • One of these is that he of the blanket has no rights that he of the dress coat is bound to respect.

    Trail Tales James David Gillilan
  • Nothing of this kind can be said of the common short, or dress coat.

  • A waiter in a dress coat with a napkin in his hand woke him.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Doria went up to him and took him by the lapels of his dress coat.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • The new black long frock, I think Mr. Crawley liked; but the dress coat, with the suit complete, perplexed him sorely.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • A black frock coat with black pants is not considered a good combination, nor is a dress coat and colored or light pants.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • You have on your dress trousers and waistcoat; your dress coat hangs upon the back of that chair.

British Dictionary definitions for dress coat

dress coat

a man's formal tailcoat with a cutaway skirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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