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

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Reynolds wrote on Instagram, along with a photo that showed only the husband of Blake Lively in festive outerwear while Jackman and Gyllenhaal wore casual ensembles. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal Celebrate Best Friends Day by Trolling Each Other," 8 June 2019 And the deals are huge: REI is offering up to 30% off of tons of brand name favorites, including hiking, camping, cycling, and climbing gear (not to mention outerwear, clothing, and kids' gear) as well as REI classes, outings, trips, and events. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "REI's 2019 Anniversary Sale Just Started! Here's What to Buy," 17 May 2019 Yesterday in Manhattan, the pair enjoyed a quiet stroll through Central Park in outerwear that reflected their personal tastes. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Share This Incognito Style Must-Have," 28 Mar. 2019 For nearly 70 years, the designers at Max Mara (including at various times Karl Lagerfeld, Anne-Marie Beretta, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac) have been fine-tuning the art of confident outerwear. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Nancy Pelosi's Red Fire Coat is Officially Available to Buy," 14 Mar. 2019 The midi-length Aritzia Odette trench coat is still available in light and dark tan, and is the perfect layerable outerwear. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Wears the Most Perfect Transitional Spring Outerwear—an Aritzia Trench Coat," 19 Apr. 2019 Next up is tops, followed by dresses, and, finally outerwear. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Fashion Director Kerry Pieri Try on Her Entire Winter Wardrobe," 29 Jan. 2019 Another recurring staple in her royal wardrobe has been polished, sophisticated outerwear. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Meghan Markle Guide to Buying a Fall Coat," 7 Sep. 2018 After a few years of prioritizing look-at-me streetwear, including exaggerated sneakers and cartoonish, oversize outerwear, the most noteworthy brands showed more-or-less-plausible everyday looks for fall 2019. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most Wearable—and Unwearable—Men’s Trends for 2019," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of outerwear

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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