[ kas-uh k ]
/ ˈkæs ək /


a long, close-fitting garment worn by members of the clergy or others participating in church services.
a lightweight, double-breasted ecclesiastical coat or jacket, worn under the Geneva gown.
a member of the clergy.

Origin of cassock

1540–50; < Middle Frenchcasaque, perhaps < a Turkic word akin to the source of Cossack Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cassock

/ (ˈkæsək) /


Christianity an ankle-length garment, usually black, worn by priests and choristers

Derived forms of cassock

cassocked, adjective

Word Origin for cassock

C16: from Old French casaque, from Italian casacca a long coat, of uncertain origin
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