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[reyn-koht] /ˈreɪnˌkoʊt/
a waterproof or water-repellent coat worn as protection against rain.
Origin of raincoat
1820-30, Americanism; rain + coat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for raincoat
  • Rain is common throughout all regions during this month, so a good raincoat or umbrella recommended.
  • Rain is consistent throughout the year, making it necessary to pack an umbrella or raincoat.
  • The raincoat is a trench coat style and is red with pink polka-dots.
  • When wearing a raincoat, the plastic combination cap rain cover clear may be worn.
  • He shook the water from his raincoat and entered, removing his hat at the door.
  • The brown color is actually an olive green, which is great for me because it matches my olive green raincoat.
  • Next time it was raining and nothing has changed, but a raincoat on him.
  • Muir pulls two bottles of champagne from his raincoat.
  • Jerry looked cleaner than she felt, almost dap- per, his white shirt still looking crisp through his open raincoat.
  • So he spreads the rubber between layers of cloth and invents the raincoat.
British Dictionary definitions for raincoat


a coat made of a waterproof material
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for raincoat

also rain-coat, 1821, from rain (n.) + coat (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for raincoat



A condom; rubber: If a guy said ''I ride bareback,'' I'd tell him he needs a raincoat. Instead of gonorrhea, I'd talk about the clap (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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