frock coat


Definition of frock coat

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Lincoln was wearing an embroidered Brooks Brothers frock coat when he was assassinated. NBC News, "Brooks Brothers, which outfitted 40 of the last 45 presidents, files for bankruptcy protection," 8 July 2020 The statue of Colston appears pensive and wears an expensive-looking frock coat. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "How Statues in Britain Began to Fall," 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, "Earth, Wind & Fire is forever in the groove," 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,, "Learning to Love Pre-Owned Clothing Even When There’s Been Sweat," 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,, "Two works by Martha Graham make the company’s EVE Project at Jacob’s Pillow transcendant," 16 Aug. 2019 At the court of Louis XIV, courtiers wore embroidered pink frock coats with their red heels. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fall’s 50 Shades . . . of Pink," 27 Mar. 2019 Perhaps fans will see Harry's original frock coat again at a military event down the road. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Interesting Reason Why Prince Harry's Real Wedding Uniform Won't Go on Display," 30 Aug. 2018 Her painterly floral frock coat took cues from classic menswear including a contrast, satin shawl collar—a nice partner for her classic LBD. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh Are Couple Style Goals at Chanel," 2 Oct. 2018

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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 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of frock coat

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

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