paletot

paletot

[pal-i-toh, pal-toh]
noun
any of various loose or fitted coats or jackets for men and women, especially a close-fitting jacket worn over a dress by women in the 19th century.

Origin:
1830–40; < French, Middle French, variant of paletoc < Middle English paltok a jacket, peasant's coat

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paletot (ˈpæltəʊ)
 
n
1.  a loose outer garment
2.  a woman's fitted coat often worn over a crinoline or bustle
 
[C19: from French]

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