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justaucorps

[zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr]
noun, plural just·au·corps [zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr] /ˈʒu stəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr; French ʒüst oʊˈkɔr/.
  1. 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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Origin of justaucorps

First recorded in 1650–60, justaucorps is from the French word juste au corps fitting to the body
Also called justicoat.
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  • Raoul thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.

    Ten Years Later

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • Raoul had thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.

    Ten Years Later

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere