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housecoat

[hous-koht]
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noun
  1. a woman's robe or dresslike garment in various lengths, for casual wear about the house.
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Origin of housecoat

First recorded in 1915–20; house + coat
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Examples from the Web for housecoat

Historical Examples

  • It was a reedy woman in a housecoat, her hair in curlers, her eyes red and swollen.

    Dream Town

    Henry Slesar

  • Unshaven, in a housecoat and bare feet, with long toenails and red eyes.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • He was tall and fit and muscular, his brown calves flashing through the vent of his housecoat.

  • If we had had any idea—but anyway, she came to the door and she had her housecoat on and she had marks on her face.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • She was lying on a couch, wearing a housecoat, and didn't look up from the magazine in front of her.


British Dictionary definitions for housecoat

housecoat

noun
  1. a woman's loose robelike informal garment
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