car coat

noun

: a three-quarter-length overcoat

Examples of car coat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Khaite has become the tastemaker for outerwear in the New York market, and this season did not disappoint with soft-handed fabrications, car coats constructed with clean lines, and cropped yet boxy bombers. Kendall Becker, refinery29.com, 16 Feb. 2023 And a black car coat has been reimagined with a fluted waist and bell sleeves, a more feminine version of itself. Colleen Barry, ajc, 27 Feb. 2022 That almost Rousseauian ideal came through via relaxed silhouettes, like a patchwork trench, an oversize car coat cut in soft fawn and deep fern green gabardine, and wide-leg trousers split at the seams. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Jan. 2022 More than 80 models, streaming forth, in uptown cashmere car coats and matching day dresses; slouchy trousers and crew necks with cone bras built in, often with Peter Pan-collar shirts beneath; glistening gray culotte suits and camel peacoats. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020 Outerwear has been key to so many collections this week, and Coach is indeed among the labels going all-in with a variety of styles, from that leather trench to wool car coats, cropped bomber jackets and shearling dusters. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2020 Textured baseball caps and pastel car coats were easy fan favorites, if not unseasonably warm for Friday's humid temperatures. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2018 Model Nora Attal wears a Wales Bonner car coat and pants ($641); walesbonner.net. Vogue, 20 Sep. 2017 Model Nora Attal wears a Wales Bonner car coat and pants ($641) Vogue, 20 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of car coat was in 1958

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“Car coat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/car%20coat. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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