waistcoat

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A traditional waistcoat, to be worn with a two-piece suit or separate jacket and trousers

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waist +‎ coat

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waistcoat (plural waistcoats)

  1. An ornamental garment worn under a doublet.
  2. (chiefly Britain) A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.
    Synonym: vest (US)
    Coordinate term: gilet
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in 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.

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