frock coat


Definition of frock coat 

: a man's knee-length usually double-breasted coat

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Frocks and frock coats alike were designed askew and evidently elaborate. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Aganovich Joins the Couture Calendar With a Collection More Homespun Than Haute," 2 July 2018 The little boys donned frock coats like Harry’s straight from Savile Row, and the precious little girls were, like the bride, decked out in Givenchy Haute Couture. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Royal wedding style: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials were beautiful and authentic | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 May 2018 For both ceremonies, the brothers wore their formal military uniforms, the Blue and Royals (part of the Household Cavalry) frock coat uniform. Andrew Milligan,, "Best Men! See Prince William Serving as Prince Harry's Best Man — 7 Years After Harry Was His!," 19 May 2018 The frock coat, which is in very good condition, stayed in the Chipman family until a granddaughter sold it several decades ago. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018 Her public costume was surprisingly becoming: frock coat, trousers, stove-pipe hat and stout shoes. Benita Eisler, WSJ, "‘George Sand’ Review: Monstre Sacré," 8 June 2018 Dressed in a blue frock coat and epaulets with three stars on the shoulders, a black slouch hat and carrying a cigar, the Kenosha man looks like the general who led Union troops to victory and became America's 18th president. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sheboygan County community remembers its Civil War dead 150 years after it erected memorial," 28 May 2018 Prince Harry arrived all smiles and with beard intact wearing the frock coat uniform of the Blues and Royals, reflecting his Army service. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Royal wedding fashion: Meghan Markle sparkles in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 May 2018 Harry and best man Prince William wore white gloves and the frock coat uniforms of the Blues and Royals military regiment., "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married in Windsor," 19 May 2018

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of frock coat

: a long coat worn by men especially in the 19th century

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