Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for housecoat
Historical Examples
  • 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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for housecoat

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for housecoat

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for housecoat