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tunic

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noun tu·nic \ˈtü-nik, ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of tunic

  • : a loose piece of clothing usually without sleeves that reaches to the knees and that was worn by men and women in ancient Greece and Rome

  • : a long shirt worn by women that reaches to or just below the hips

  • : a long jacket with a high collar worn by soldiers, police officers, etc.

Full Definition of tunic

  1. 1a :  a simple slip-on garment made with or without sleeves and usually knee-length or longer, belted at the waist, and worn as an under or outer garment by men and women of ancient Greece and Romeb :  surcoat

  2. 2 :  an enclosing or covering membrane or tissue <the tunic of a seed>

  3. 3 :  a long usually plain close-fitting jacket with high collar worn especially as part of a uniform

  4. 4 :  tunicle

  5. 5a :  a short overskirtb :  a hip-length or longer blouse or jacket

Origin of tunic

Old English tunice, from Latin tunica, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew kuttōneth coat


First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with tunic


TUNIC Defined for Kids

tunic

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noun tu·nic \ˈtü-nik, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tunic

  1. 1 :  a usually knee-length belted garment worn by ancient Greeks and Romans

  2. 2 :  a shirt or jacket reaching to or just below the hips




Medical Dictionary

tunic

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noun tu·nic \ˈt(y)ü-nik\

Medical Definition of tunic

  1. :  an enclosing or covering membrane or tissue :  tunica <the tunics of the eye>




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