waistcoat

[wes-kuht, weyst-koht]
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:
1510–20; waist + coat

waistcoated, adjective
underwaistcoat, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To waistcoat
Collins
World English Dictionary
waistcoat (ˈweɪsˌkəʊt)
 
n
1.  US, Canadian, and Austral name: vest a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacket
2.  a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century
 
'waistcoated
 
adj

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
Example sentences
The opinions of this customs collector so far had been as predictable as his
  waistcoat buttons, if less interesting.
He had a red necktie and waistcoat, 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 waistcoat pocket.
He is brilliantly dressed in a new fashionable frock-coat, with white waistcoat
  and grey trousers.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;