outerwear

[ ou-ter-wair ]
/ ˈaʊ tərˌwɛər /
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noun

garments, as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection outdoors; overclothes.
clothing, as dresses, sweaters, or suits, worn over undergarments.

Origin of outerwear

First recorded in 1925–30; outer + wear
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Examples from the Web for outerwear

  • She wears an amazing original Halston leather dress in one scene, and a couple of silk blouses and outerwear.

    The ‘American Hustle’ Style Guide|Erin Cunningham|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • The designer's Spring collection for Prada featured sporty motifs, bras on outerwear, and massive faces on just about everything.

  • Underwear as outerwear is back, yet again, only this time in the form of corsets, bustiers, and underwear detailing.

    My Breast Problem|Venetia Thompson|October 9, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • We came with many clothes, underwear and outerwear, wool and dark things.

    The Hive|Will Levington Comfort

Word Origin and History for outerwear

outerwear


n.

1921, from outer + wear (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper