- (of a coat, jacket, etc.) overlapping sufficiently in front to allow for two rows of buttons.
- (of a suit) having a coat or jacket that so overlaps.
Origin of double-breasted
First recorded in 1695–1700
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Examples from the Web for double-breasted
Then she purred, “John, if you wear a double-breasted jacket, you must always keep it buttoned.”The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality
January 11, 2012
Ministers of a certain persuasion often seem to have a predilection for double-breasted suits, as well as three-piece ones.
A double-breasted suit is more formal than a single-breasted one.
He would do well to expunge every double-breasted suit from his wardrobe.
I would love to wear my double-breasted white linen suit to a party.Long Live the Seersucker
July 18, 2009
He's wearin' a double-breasted blue coat and a sort of yachtin' cap.The House of Torchy
Within a week, he was wearing the double-breasted tunic of the Higher Life.Tam O' The Scoots
Single-breasted waistcoats are smarter than double-breasted.Riding and Driving for Women
"Oh, with a double-breasted one, your Grace," was the reply.Quips and Quiddities
William Davenport Adams
For winter wear there is nothing like the double-breasted body.Riding for Ladies
W. A. Kerr
- (of a garment) having overlapping fronts such as to give a double thickness of cloth
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