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[hous-koht] /ˈhaʊsˌkoʊt/
a woman's robe or dresslike garment in various lengths, for casual wear about the house.
Origin of housecoat
First recorded in 1915-20; house + coat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was a reedy woman in a housecoat, her hair in curlers, her eyes red and swollen.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
  • Unshaven, in a housecoat and bare feet, with long toenails and red eyes.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • He was tall and fit and muscular, his brown calves flashing through the vent of his housecoat.

  • If we had had any idea—but anyway, she came to the door and she had her housecoat on and she had marks on her face.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • She was lying on a couch, wearing a housecoat, and didn't look up from the magazine in front of her.

    The Odyssey of Sam Meecham Charles E. Fritch
British Dictionary definitions for housecoat


a woman's loose robelike informal garment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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