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/ˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt/
an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's
, usually worn with a riding habit.
a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The opinions of this customs collector so far had been as predictable as his
buttons, if less interesting.
He had a red necktie and
, and a couple of his teeth were missing.
He must also be sure to ask for the wedding ring and the clergyman's fee, and put them in his own
He is brilliantly dressed in a new fashionable frock-coat, with white
and grey trousers.
He uses vest, not in place of
, but in place of undershirt.
He often gave to beggars the
off his own back, and sometimes the cruets of his chapel.
Despite the warm weather he wore a jacket and
From beneath her
shone a stiff-fronted shirt of snowy white, with a stand-up collar two inches high.
And a gold watch-chain, across his camel-coloured
is held together by a single button across his distended stomach.
British Dictionary definitions for
a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacket
US, Canadian, and Austral name
a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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