matchcoat

noun

: a mantle or similar loose covering of fur, feathers, or usually woolen cloth formerly extensively worn by American Indians

Word History

Etymology

probably by folk etymology (influence of coat) from Powhatan matshcore

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“Matchcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matchcoat. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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