bluecoat

noun
blue·​coat | \ ˈblü-ˌkōt How to pronounce bluecoat (audio) \

Definition of bluecoat

: a person who wears a blue coat: such as
a : a Union soldier during the American Civil War

First Known Use of bluecoat

1583, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bluecoat

Statistics for bluecoat

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bluecoat

The first known use of bluecoat was in 1583

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bluecoat

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bluecoat

Comments on bluecoat

What made you want to look up bluecoat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!