surtout

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French surtout.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

surtout (plural surtouts)

  1. A man's overcoat; a close-bodied frock coat.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1st edition, chapter VII, page 109
      Yes, I was right: it was Mr. Brocklehurst, buttoned up in a surtout, and looking longer, narrower, and more rigid than ever.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 41:
      He was dressed in the suit he'd bought for his mother's funeral, beaver top hat, silk surtout.
  2. (fortifications) A raised portion of the parapet of a work at the angles, to protect from enfilade fire.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sur +‎ tout

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /syʁ.tu/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

surtout

  1. above all
  2. especially

Noun[edit]

surtout m (plural surtouts)

  1. surtout (overcoat)

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