[noo-mahr-kit, nyoo-]
  1. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
  2. a town in W Suffolk, in E England, E of Cambridge: horse races.
  3. (often lowercase) Also called Newmarket coat. a long, close-fitting coat worn in the 19th century as an overcoat by women and as a riding coat by men.
  4. British. the card game Michigan. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for newmarket

Historical Examples of newmarket

  • From hence we came over the Ouse, and in a few miles to Newmarket.

  • I start for the Newmarket road at eleven to-morrow—but I'll fetch you for twopence.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • I would have brought your Newmarket if I could have found it, Gertrude.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

  • She had not been sent for, nor had any reply come from Newmarket.


    John Galsworthy

  • You can have Dad's horse—he has gone to Newmarket again, and I'm so lonely.

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for newmarket


  1. a double-breasted waisted coat with a full skirt worn, esp for riding, in the 19th century
  2. a simple gambling card game


  1. a town in SE England, in W Suffolk: a famous horse-racing centre since the reign of James I. Pop: 16 947 (2001)
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