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  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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for housecoat

frock, garment, bathrobe, vestment, costume, dress, kimono, smock, mantle, habit, negligee, wrapper, outfit, cape, covering, housecoat, muumuu, peignoir, wraparound, yukata

Examples from the Web for housecoat

Historical Examples of housecoat

  • 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


  1. a woman's loose robelike informal garment
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