morning coat


a man's cutaway for wear as part of morning dress.

Origin of morning coat

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for morning coat

Historical Examples of morning coat

  • For his wedding he had bought his first morning-coat and silk hat.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • Your grey flannel trousers might look like ordinary trousers, if we could get a morning-coat for you!

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • It was on this occasion that I first wore a morning-coat instead of a jacket, and very proud I was of it.

  • Winthrop had had his hands deep in the pockets of his morning-coat during this history.

    East Angels

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • There are four kinds of coats which he must have: a morning-coat, a frock-coat, a dress-coat, and an over-coat.

British Dictionary definitions for morning coat

morning coat


a cutaway frock coat, part of morning dressAlso called: tail coat, swallow-tailed coat
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