[ ser-too, -toot; French syr-too ]
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noun,plural sur·touts [ser-tooz, -toots; French syr-too]. /sərˈtuz, -ˈtuts; French sürˈtu/.
  1. a man's close-fitting overcoat, especially a frock coat.

  2. a hood with a mantle, worn by women.

Origin of surtout

1680–90; <French: literally, over all, equivalent to sur upon, on (see sur-1) + tout everything

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/ (ˈsɜːtuː, French syrtu) /

  1. a man's overcoat resembling a frock coat, popular in the late 19th century

Origin of surtout

C17: from French, from sur over + tout all

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