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waistcoat

[ wes-kuht, weyst-koht ]
/ ˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt /
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noun
Chiefly British. vest (def. 1).
an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usually worn with a riding habit.
a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Origin of waistcoat

First recorded in 1510–20; waist + coat

OTHER WORDS FROM waistcoat

waist·coat·ed, adjectiveun·der·waist·coat, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for waistcoat

waistcoat
/ (ˈweɪsˌkəʊt) /

noun
a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacketUS, Canadian, and Austral name: vest
a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century

Derived forms of waistcoat

waistcoated, adjective
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