[ser-too, -toot; French syr-too]

noun, plural sur·touts [ser-tooz, -toots; French syr-too] /sərˈtuz, -ˈtuts; French sürˈtu/.

a man's close-fitting overcoat, especially a frock coat.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for surtout

raincoat, parka, capote, raglan, ulster, topcoat, inverness, paletot

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British Dictionary definitions for surtout



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

Word Origin for surtout

C17: from French, from sur over + tout all
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