a dress or lightweight coat, usually belted, open along the entire front to reveal a dress or petticoat worn underneath it.
a coatdress with a contrasting gore in front.
a long, double-breasted overcoat worn by men in the 18th century.

1825–35; < French < English riding coat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To redingote
World English Dictionary
redingote (ˈrɛdɪŋˌɡəʊt)
1.  a woman's coat with a close-fitting top and a full skirt
2.  a man's or woman's full-skirted outer coat of the 18th and 19th centuries
3.  a woman's light dress or coat of the 18th century, with an open-fronted skirt, revealing a decorative underskirt
[C19: from French, from English riding coat]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica


fitted outer garment. The man's redingote, worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was a full-skirted, short-waisted, double-breasted overcoat adapted from the English riding coat. The woman's redingote of the same period was a close-fitting dress that was fastened down the front to the hem.

Learn more about redingote with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In a moth-eaten redingote long out of style, he dictates to me his latest, an ode.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature