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[oh-ver-klohz, -klohth z] /ˌoʊ vərˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
clothing worn outside other garments.
Origin of overclothes
First recorded in 1855-60; over- + clothes Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now you'll have to do the waiting, Johansson, while I take the overclothes.

  • "Better get you some overclothes if you're goin' to ride up here," he suggested.

    A Romance in Transit

    Francis Lynde
  • Brockway found a grimy suit of overclothes and took off his coat.

    A Romance in Transit

    Francis Lynde
  • The package was heavy, but I must carry it lightly under my arm, as if it were only overclothes.

  • But when they quit he climbed down, took off his overclothes, folded them carefully and carried them away with him.

  • It was nearly midnight when Bennie finished trying on his overclothes and finally fell asleep.

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