lapel

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From lap +‎ -el (diminutive suffix).

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lapel (plural lapels)

  1. Each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. “Phil ! You ! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.

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lapel (plural lapels)

  1. appeal

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