a waterproof or water-repellent coat worn as protection against rain.

Origin of raincoat

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; rain + coat
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Related Words for raincoat

overcoat, slicker, poncho, mackintosh, mac, mack

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a coat made of a waterproof material
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Word Origin and History for raincoat

also rain-coat, 1821, from rain (n.) + coat (n.).

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