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[oh-ver-gahr-muh nt]
  1. an outer garment.
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Origin of overgarment

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at over-, garment
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Historical Examples of overgarment

  • The overgarment seems to have consisted almost wholly of fringes, leaving the right arm free.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • Shirt′-sleeve, the sleeve of a shirt; Shirt′-waist, a woman's overgarment or blouse, coming to the waist and belted there.

  • Mrs. Lathrop took a fresh wind-about of her overgarment, and prepared to hold her tongue more tightly than ever.

British Dictionary definitions for overgarment


  1. any garment worn over other clothes, esp to protect them from wear or dirt
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