[ zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr ]
/ ˈʒu stəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr; French ʒüst oʊˈkɔr /
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noun, plural just·au·corps [zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr]. /ˈʒu stəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr; French ʒüst oʊˈkɔr/.
a fitted, knee-length coat, characterized by wide turned-back cuffs and stiff flared skirts, worn especially by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Also called justicoat.
Origin of justaucorps
First recorded in 1650–60, justaucorps is from French juste au corps “fitting to the body”
Words nearby justaucorps
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Example sentences from the Web for justaucorps
Raoul had thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.
They are represented there with embroidered justaucorps, wigs and ribbons.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand
Raoul thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.