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[duhb-uh l-bres-tid] /ˈdʌb əlˈbrɛs tɪd/
(of a coat, jacket, etc.) overlapping sufficiently in front to allow for two rows of buttons.
(of a suit) having a coat or jacket that so overlaps.
Compare single-breasted.
Origin of double-breasted
1695-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for double-breasted
  • He wore brown wingtips and a double-breasted cardigan.
  • He wore a double-breasted suit whose blackness suggested mourning.
  • It starts out with a double-breasted two-piece tweed suit with brown buttons, wide lapels, and a belt that isn't necessary.
  • He was wearing a gray double-breasted suit and had a friendly, winning smile.
  • Wearing a double-breasted blue suit, he was slouched in his seat, his long legs crossed.
  • The stock has risen sharply on the double-breasted suit, that vestige of the all mighty power-suit era.
  • My favorite was a white tunic-style shirt over white pants, with a natural linen double-breasted jacket worn open.
British Dictionary definitions for double-breasted


(of a garment) having overlapping fronts such as to give a double thickness of cloth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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