waistcoat

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: wās(t)'-kōt, IPA(key): /ˈweɪs(t)kəʊt/
  • (old-fashioned) enPR: wĕs'kət, IPA(key): /ˈwɛskət/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

waistcoat (plural waistcoats)

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  1. An ornamental garment worn under a doublet.
  2. (chiefly UK) A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.[1][2]
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
A traditional waistcoat, to be worn with a two-piece suit or separate jacket and trousers

Synonyms[edit]

  • (sleeveless, collarless garment): vest (US)[3]

Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "waistcoat." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 09 Apr. 2007. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/waistcoat>.
  2. ^ "waistcoat." Merriam-Webster Online. Merriam-Webster, Inc. 09 Apr. 2007. <http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=waistcoat>.
  3. ^ "waistcoat." Oxford Advanced. Oxford University Press. 09 Apr. 2007. <http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1a.pl?search_word=waistcoat>.