happi coat

[ hap-ee ]
/ ˈhæp i /

noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash.

Nearby words

  1. happen on,
  2. happen-so,
  3. happenchance,
  4. happening,
  5. happenstance,
  6. happify,
  7. happily,
  8. happiness,
  9. happy,
  10. happy as the day is long

Origin of happi coat

1875–80; < Japanese, earlier fappi, variant of fan-pi < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese bàn half + bèi wear

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