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lapel

[ luh-pel ]
/ ləˈpɛl /
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noun
either of the two parts of a garment folded back on the chest, especially a continuation of a coat collar.
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Origin of lapel

1780–90; irregular diminutive of lap1; see -le

OTHER WORDS FROM lapel

la·pelled, adjectivela·pel·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lapel

lapel
/ (ləˈpɛl) /

noun
the continuation of the turned or folded back collar on a suit coat, jacket, etc

Derived forms of lapel

lapelled, adjective

Word Origin for lapel

C18: from lap 1
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