[ pal-i-toh, pal-toh ]
/ ˈpæl ɪˌtoʊ, ˈpæl toʊ /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for paletot

/ (ˈpæltəʊ) /


a loose outer garment
a woman's fitted coat often worn over a crinoline or bustle

Word Origin for paletot

C19: from French
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