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[ri-veer, -vair]
noun, plural re·vers [ri-veerz, -vairz] /rɪˈvirz, -ˈvɛərz/.
  1. a part of a garment turned back to show the lining or facing, as a lapel.
  2. a trimming simulating such a part.
  3. the facing used.
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Also revere.

Origin of revers

Borrowed into English from French around 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for revers

Historical Examples

  • The French, truer to their origin, still call them the "revers."

    Notes and Queries, Number 76, April 12, 1851


  • The reference is, of course, to Artaria and Co. and the Revers.

  • He pulled his revers together with a pompous gesture and opened his mouth to speak.


    Frank Bacon

  • The vest and revers show the stripe as well as the underskirt.

  • Throwing back the revers she felt inside around her waist, unfastened after a moment and drew forth a leathern strap.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman

British Dictionary definitions for revers


noun plural -vers (-ˈvɪəz)
  1. (usually plural) the turned-back lining of part of a garment, esp of a lapel or cuff
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Word Origin

C19: from French, literally: reverse
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