house·​coat | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌkōt How to pronounce housecoat (audio) \

Definition of housecoat

: a woman's often long-skirted informal garment for wear around the house

Examples of housecoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Above the blood a woman in a floral housecoat stood in what had been her doorway, as though awaiting guests. New York Times, 16 Jan. 2022 Think of the old tradition of the housecoat or smoking jacket. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 Dressed in a pink housecoat, leopard fanny pack and visor DeGeneres arrived to the set of her show, which was set up with La-Z-Boy chairs, in a Porsche Hoveround Power Wheelchair. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 Goldenberg’s was the go-to source (along with competitor Epstein’s) for the lightweight cotton duster, a housecoat favored by Baltimore women to wear around the house on warm days. Jacques Kelly,, 17 July 2021 The first, a blue peignoir nightgown and pink housecoat, accompanied Maisel on her first stage appearance. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, 17 Dec. 2019 The other object that particularly struck me in the exhibit was a gentler tool of enslavement, a stylish housecoat for a domestic servant on a Southern plantation. Mary Schmich,, 23 Aug. 2019 Standing in front of an austere white church on a foggy morning, wearing a thrifted housecoat, looking straight ahead with a worried look on her face. Eryn Loeb, Longreads, 9 Aug. 2019 There was just one old woman in a housecoat wheezing and hacking in the waiting room. Stephanie Green,, 20 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of housecoat

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housecoat was in 1913

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“Housecoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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