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 Two of the companies the team brought on as partners this season were the ones with healthy roots to the city, Westland Distillery and C.C. Filson Co, a premium outerwear and gear brand with Seattle roots dating back to 1897. Hudson Lindenberger, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Hundreds of women's and men's outerwear and accessories are featured in the sale, with options from popular brands such as Columbia, Marmot, Outdoor Research, Stoic, and Adidas. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 8 Mar. 2022 Dave Schilling searches for the holy grail of L.A. outerwear. Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 In colder temps, opting for a few thin layers—a moisture-wicking shirt plus a rain jacket or rain shell—will serve you better than one bulky piece of constrictive outerwear. Lauren Joseph, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 The collection was a delicate and up-to-date mix of Victorian and cyberpunk reference that opened with a padded print dress designed in collaboration with Japanese label DISCOVERD and included reimaginings of outerwear. Leslie Sun, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 Sure, New York has the advantage of being America’s official fashion capital, not to mention four distinct seasons (come fall, racks in the five boroughs are lined with the kind of hefty outerwear which helps line retailers’ pockets). Max Berlinger, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2022 And just because not everyone in our city can enjoy these colder months, please take some time to donate to a nonprofit, such as the Downtown Women’s Center, that help get outerwear to our unhoused neighbors. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The best denim jackets can provide your wardrobe with more than just automatic grab-and-go outerwear. Rebecca Brown, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outerwear

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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17 May 2022

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“Outerwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outerwear. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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