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: (US) vest
    Coordinate term: gilet
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      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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