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gilet

/dʒɪˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a waist- or hip-length garment, usually sleeveless, fastening up the front; sometimes made from a quilted fabric, and designed to be worn over a blouse, shirt, etc
2.
a bodice resembling a waistcoat in a woman's dress
3.
such a bodice as part of a ballet dancer's costume
Word Origin
C19: French, literally: waistcoat
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