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dress coat

noun
1.
Origin of dress coat
1760-1770
1760-70
Related forms
dress-coated, adjective
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  • In the lid of my dressing-case lay my dress-coat, tightly rolled up.

    The World's Greatest Books, Volume V. Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • Sutherland's style was that of a gentleman who must wear out his dress-coat.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Twenty-five years, or thereabouts, since Mr. Hinchford had worn a dress-coat, consequently a little behind the fashion just then.

    Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 2 of 3) Frederick William Robinson
  • When he wishes, he puts on a dress-coat; when not, he goes so, and all right!

    Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • A bargain was at last struck; Paul departed with five dollars in his pocket—his dress-coat was a thing of the past.

    In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
  • He is dressed entirely in black; wearing a dress-coat, and not a frock.

    From the Easy Chair, vol. 1 George William Curtis
  • Dine in your frock, my good friend, and welcome, if your dress-coat is in the country.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The breadth of the satin lappets of his dress-coat were most expansive.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • Madame lifted the dress-coat, and inspected it with the same feminine closeness as the vest.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • Barney grinned at his victim, who was just getting into his dress-coat.

British Dictionary definitions for dress-coat

dress coat

noun
1.
a man's formal tailcoat with a cutaway skirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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