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frock coat

noun
  1. a man's close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back.
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Origin of frock coat

First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for frock coat

Historical Examples of frock coat

  • He wore a frock-coat, a very shiny hat, and he read the Times in the train.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • His frock-coat, cravat and waistcoat were invariably of black.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • As he had no other frock-coat than the one he was wearing, he was obliged to make a jacket do.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • By the way, was that your frock-coat I wore yesterday at the races?'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • First he shed his frock-coat, then his vest, and after a while we got down to our undershirts.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for frock coat

frock coat

noun
  1. a man's single- or double-breasted skirted coat, as worn in the 19th century
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