paletot

[pal-i-toh, pal-toh]
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noun
  1. any of various loose or fitted coats or jackets for men and women, especially a close-fitting jacket worn over a dress by women in the 19th century.

Origin of paletot

1830–40; < French, Middle French, variant of paletoc < Middle English paltok a jacket, peasant's coat
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British Dictionary definitions for paletot

paletot

noun
  1. a loose outer garment
  2. a woman's fitted coat often worn over a crinoline or bustle

Word Origin for paletot

C19: from French
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