manteau

noun

man·​teau man-ˈtō How to pronounce manteau (audio) ˈman-ˌtō How to pronounce manteau (audio)
: a loose cloak, coat, or robe

Example Sentences

Muslim women in loose black manteaus.

Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French mantel

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manteau was in 1671

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Cite this Entry

“Manteau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manteau. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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