out·​er·​wear | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌwer How to pronounce outerwear (audio) \

Definition of outerwear

1 : clothing for outdoor wear
2 : outer clothing as opposed to underwear

Examples of outerwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prices range from $25 for accessories to $250 for outerwear. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Beyoncé's Ivy Park line for adidas selling out online but available in select stores Saturday," 18 Jan. 2020 Rains' outerwear is both elegantly designed and fully waterproof, a rare combination. Leeron Hoory, Popular Science, "Raincoats to keep you dry in a downpour," 17 Jan. 2020 In November, Aoki introduced the Dim Mak x Tatras, a collaboration with Tatras, the Japanese luxury outerwear brand that explores Aoki's interest in space travel, biotech and other future-forward themes. Gabrielle Pharms, Billboard, "Strike a Pose: 10 DJs Who Are Also Fashion Designers," 10 Dec. 2019 For Cyber Week, Zappos slashed prices on some of its biggest shoe brands, including Sorel, Asics, Brooks, and Nike, plus some outerwear to keep you toasty in the months to come. Sarah Madaus, SELF, "13 Amazing Deals at the Zappos Cyber Monday Sale," 2 Dec. 2019 For outerwear, Hope, the same-age-as-everyone-else matriarch, wears a puffy, shoulder-padded coat that looks like a burrito costume. New York Times, "A 40-Something Looks Back at ‘Thirtysomething’," 5 June 2019 The newest effort in this centuries-long endeavor comes from The North Face, a company founded on making outerwear for the most extreme conditions on the planet. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "The North Face’s new fabric is the latest attempt in an endless struggle to stay dry," 31 Oct. 2019 In London, Florence, and Milan, showgoers have taken on a vibrant new approach to dressing that mixes great suiting and classic outerwear with unisex winter accessories. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "5 Menswear Style Hacks Every Woman Should Know," 14 Jan. 2019 Cocktail attire is requested, and outerwear is recommended for the outdoor entertainment. Aline Mccracken, Arkansas Online, "COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of outerwear

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of outerwear was in 1883

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12 Feb 2020

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“Outerwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outerwear. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of outerwear

: clothes (such as sweaters, coats, or jackets) that you wear over other clothing especially for warmth when you are outside

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