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[wes-kit] /ˈwɛs kɪt/
a vest or waistcoat.
Origin of weskit
First recorded in 1855-60; phoneticized spelling of waistcoat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for weskit
Historical Examples
  • That there weskit and them boots would about do for the present.

    The New Forest Spy George Manville Fenn
  • The shaving was finished at last and the homespun “weskit” donned.

    The Arena Various
  • Dis heah coat and weskit nuver did you no favor anyways—I hear Miss Marg'ret talkin' 'bout it de fust time you ever put 'em on.

    "George Washington's" Last Duel Thomas Nelson Page
  • If I may be so bold, kind sir, what's the price of that pecooler kind of weskit you wear, incloodin trimmins?

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • Sayin which the eccentric female whirled her umbreller round several times, & finally jabbed me in the weskit with it.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • He come back in half a minute with his feet bare and his weskit all anyhow.

  • It's like this 'ere: a few days ago there was a young man come into my shop to pawn his weskit.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
British Dictionary definitions for weskit


an informal word for waistcoat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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