raincoat

[ reyn-koht ]
/ ˈreɪnˌkoʊt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. rainbow seaperch,
  2. rainbow snake,
  3. rainbow trout,
  4. rainbow-collar,
  5. raincheck,
  6. raindrop,
  7. rainey,
  8. rainey, joseph hayne,
  9. rainfall,
  10. rainforest

Origin of raincoat

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; rain + coat

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British Dictionary definitions for raincoat

raincoat

/ (ˈreɪnˌkəʊt) /

noun

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

raincoat

n.

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

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