frock coat


Definition of frock coat

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

Examples of frock coat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This collection channels that energy, but—thankfully—without a frock coat or breeches in sight. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2021 Standing nearby was Ross Hetrick, dressed as Thaddeus Stevens in a black frock coat, cravat and ill-fitting wig. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Ghesquière’s spring 2018 frock coat for example, is shown side-by-side with a riding jacket created for Princess Alexandra in 1902. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2020 Lincoln was wearing an embroidered Brooks Brothers frock coat when he was assassinated. NBC News, 8 July 2020 The statue of Colston appears pensive and wears an expensive-looking frock coat. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 22 June 2020 White, his long glossy hair falling to the shoulders of his white frock coat, pounded the stage like a man who’d downed a dozen espresso shots. Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2019 My most memorable purchase was a tan suede frock coat with decorative embroidery, trimmed with long Mongolian lamb fur along the cuffs, front opening and bottom hem. Karen Toulon,, 9 Jan. 2020 As The Preacher, longtime company member Lloyd Knight, costumed in his handsome frock coat and wide-brimmed hat (Graham often designed the costumes herself), is suitably fervent, yet with a subtle sense of humanity. Janine Parker,, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of frock coat

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Frock coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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