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outerwear

[ou-ter-wair] /ˈaʊ tərˌwɛər/
noun
1.
garments, as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection outdoors; overclothes.
2.
clothing, as dresses, sweaters, or suits, worn over undergarments.
Origin of outerwear
1925-1930
1925-30; outer + wear
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  • We came with many clothes, underwear and outerwear, wool and dark things.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
Word Origin and History for outerwear
n.

1921, from outer + wear (n.).

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