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lapel

[luh-pel] /ləˈpɛl/
noun
1.
either of the two parts of a garment folded back on the chest, especially a continuation of a coat collar.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; irregular diminutive of lap1; see -le
Related forms
lapelled, adjective
lapelless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lapelless

lapel

/ləˈpɛl/
noun
1.
the continuation of the turned or folded back collar on a suit coat, jacket, etc
Derived Forms
lapelled, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from lap1
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Word Origin and History for lapelless

lapel

n.

1751 (implied in lapelled), from lap (n.) + -el, diminutive suffix. Cf. lappet.

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