[ser-too, -toot; French syr-too]
- a man's close-fitting overcoat, especially a frock coat.
- a hood with a mantle, worn by women.
Origin of surtout
1680–90; < French: literally, over all, equivalent to sur upon, on (see sur-1) + tout everything
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Examples from the Web for surtout
From Warren's Revere went home, got his "boots and surtout," and started.The Siege of Boston
Uncle Winthrop put on his surtout with the great fur collar.A Little Girl in Old Boston
Amanda Millie Douglas
He was one of the office-lads, and probably in his first surtout.
Balandrau, a surtout worn by the Brothers of Mercy in Portugal.
Arrows replied by drawing forth a memorandum-book from the pocket of his surtout.The Haunted Room
A. L. O. E.
- a man's overcoat resembling a frock coat, popular in the late 19th century
C17: from French, from sur over + tout all
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