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

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