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justaucorps

[zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr] /ˈʒu stəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr; French ʒüst oʊˈkɔr/
noun, plural justaucorps
[zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr] /ˈʒu stəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr; French ʒüst oʊˈkɔr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a fitted, knee-length coat, characterized by wide turned-back cuffs and stiff flared skirts, worn especially by men in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Also called justicoat.
Origin of justaucorps
1650-1660
1650-60; < French juste au corps fitting to the body
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  • Raoul thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Raoul had thrust his hand up to the wrist into his justaucorps in great agitation.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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