justaucorps

justaucorps

[zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr]
noun, plural justaucorps [zhoo-stuh-kawr, -kohr; French zhyst-oh-kawr] .
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:
1650–60; < French juste au corps fitting to the body

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