paletot

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See also: Paletot and paletôt

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French paletot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paletot (plural paletots)

  1. (historical) A loose outer jacket, cloak, coat, overcoat, greatcoat, three-quarter coat.
  2. A women’s fitted jacket.
    • 1870, The Ladies' Treasury and Treasury of Literature (page 93)
      For morning fetes is worn with this dress a small white muslin paletot, without sleeves, split up the back, trimmed with two gauffred frills, edged with Valenciennes, and a narrow puffing, lined with satin ribbon.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 833:
      Kit caught sight of Dally in the Principessa’s borrowed gown and a dark silk paletot, her incendiary hair done up in an ostrich-plume aigrette dyed indigo

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French paltoke, paletoc, from Middle English paltok; first element related to Latin pallium (cloak), second element of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pal.to/
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Noun[edit]

paletot m (plural paletots)

  1. paletot, jacket

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: paltó
  • English: paletot
  • German: Paletot
  • Persian: پالتو
  • Polish: palto
  • Spanish: paltó
  • Ukrainian: пальто (palʹto)

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References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN