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gilet

/ (dʒɪˈleɪ) /
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noun

a waist- or hip-length garment, usually sleeveless, fastening up the front; sometimes made from a quilted fabric, and designed to be worn over a blouse, shirt, etc
a bodice resembling a waistcoat in a woman's dress
such a bodice as part of a ballet dancer's costume

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Word Origin for gilet

C19: French, literally: waistcoat
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