outerwear

noun out·er·wear \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌwer \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of outerwear

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

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First Known Use of outerwear

1883

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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OUTERWEAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outerwear for English Language Learners

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


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