justaucorps

noun
just·​au·​corps | \ ¦zhüstə¦kō(ə)r \
variants: or justicoat \ ˈjəstə̇ˌkōt \
plural justaucorps\ -​r(z) \ or justicoats\ -​ts \

Definition of justaucorps

: 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

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History and Etymology for justaucorps

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 25 Jun. 2022.

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