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dress coat

Origin of dress coat
First recorded in 1760-70
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dress-coated, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His dress coat had been exchanged for a velvet dinner jacket, and his white tie for a drooping black bow.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • 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
  • A black dress coat is de rigueur, black pantaloons ditto; but the dress coat and the pantaloons may be old, dirty, and shabby.

  • 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
  • A dress coat, dress boots, full suit of black, and white or very light kid gloves must be worn in a ball room.

  • Nothing of this kind can be said of the common short, or dress coat.

  • Lechmere smiled with an air of easy triumph as he produced a flat packet of papers from the dress coat pocket.

    The Weight of the Crown Fred M. White
  • A waiter in a dress coat with a napkin in his hand woke him.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • I ought this evening to pay a very important visit, and I cannot do so for want of a dress coat.

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

    Jaffery William J. Locke
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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