variants or justicoat
plural justaucorps
or justicoats
: a fitted coat or jacket
specifically : a man's knee-length coat with flaring and stiffened skirts worn in the late 17th and early 18th centuries

Word History


justaucorps from French, from juste au corps close to the body; justicoat, alteration (influenced by English coat) of justaucorps

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“Justaucorps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justaucorps. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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