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

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In June 2017, a report documents Reinking jumping into a pool in a woman’s housecoat and threatening lifeguards. William Lee,, "Waffle House shooting, other incidents show burden of dealing with family member with mental illness," 3 May 2018 The pool director told the responding officer that a man in his 20s barged into the pool wearing a pink women's housecoat, the report states. Doug Criss, CNN, "The Waffle House shooting suspect had his guns taken away -- twice," 23 Apr. 2018 Its chief life lessons are: Never judge a granny by her housecoat; middle-aged parents are stupid but well-intentioned; and even Queen Elizabeth II occasionally passes wind. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Regressing in London With Meat Loaf and Adrian Mole," 15 Aug. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of housecoat

: an informal and often long and loose piece of clothing that is worn by a woman at home

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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