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[greyt-koht] /ˈgreɪtˌkoʊt/
noun, Chiefly British
a heavy overcoat.
Origin of greatcoat
1655-65; great + coat
Related forms
greatcoated, adjective Unabridged
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  • The driver, in a blue-and-red greatcoat, dismounted and let down the step.
  • Even in a season that cries out for greatcoat and galoshes, a big city has to have something special to see.
  • Wrapping him into the greatcoat slung on his arm and admonishing him to be quiet, he smuggled him up the gangway.
British Dictionary definitions for greatcoat


a heavy overcoat, now worn esp by men in the armed forces
Derived Forms
greatcoated, adjective
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Word Origin and History for greatcoat

"large, heavy overcoat," 1660s, from great + coat (n.).

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