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  1. a close-fitting short coat, especially one with tails or skirts.
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Origin of coatee

1750–60, Americanism; formation modeled on goatee
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Examples from the Web for coatee

Historical Examples

  • Next morning, the goddess of Kothi, or Coatee, returns to her own charge.

    Curiosities of Superstition

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Each of us had a coatee, made of common cloth; but we all carried hunting-shirts, to be worn as soon as we entered the woods.


    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Olivia, smiling, but with an admonishing look at Dinah, comes up R. and places her coatee on balustrade.

    Mr. Pim Passes By

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • The matrons wear in addition a skin cut like the tails of the coatee formerly worn by our dragoons.

  • I had taken off my coatee and boots, while I was waiting for the start, and went up the hill like a deer.

British Dictionary definitions for coatee


  1. mainly British a short coat, esp for a baby
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