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waistcoat

[wes-kuh t, weyst-koht] /ˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt/
noun
1.
Chiefly British, vest (def 1).
2.
an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usually worn with a riding habit.
3.
a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; waist + coat
Related forms
waistcoated, adjective
underwaistcoat, noun
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waistcoat

/ˈweɪsˌkəʊt/
noun
1.
a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacket US, Canadian, and Austral name vest
2.
a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century
Derived Forms
waistcoated, adjective
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Word Origin and History for underwaistcoat

waistcoat

n.

1510s, from waist + coat (n.).

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