house·​coat ˈhau̇s-ˌkōt How to pronounce housecoat (audio)
: a woman's often long-skirted informal garment for wear around the house

Examples of housecoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Krugman also left out one of his wife’s housecoats, thinking her scent might bring Riley back. Cathy Free, Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2023 Since the boy’s diaper had fallen off, Jones retrieved her housecoat and wrapped him in it. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 Seyrig, who is regal and tinted with glamour even when clad in a seafoam-green housecoat, has an amazingly expressive and open face, conveying mysterious depths of emotion and experience in ostensible repose. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022 Lee was reportedly last seen July 8 around 5:58 a.m. wearing a silver robe or housecoat, gold cap and gray slippers leaving Campus Walk Apartments. Justin Gamble and Camila Moreno-Lizarazo, CNN, 14 July 2022 Jay Lee, 20, was last seen on July 8 at about around 5:58 a.m. leaving Campus Walk Apartments wearing a silver robe or housecoat, gold cap and gray slippers. Christine Pelisek,, 12 July 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housecoat was in 1913

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“Housecoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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house·​coat ˈhau̇-ˌskōt How to pronounce housecoat (audio)
: a woman's loose and often long garment for wear around the house
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