out·er·wear | \ˈau̇-tər-ˌwer \

Definition of outerwear 

1 : clothing for outdoor wear

2 : outer clothing as opposed to underwear

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At a townhome in Fairmount, Devlin removed items that could appear clutter-ish, such as kids’ toys and outerwear. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "How this real estate photographer makes homes look listing-ready," 30 May 2018 The actress draped a white blazer over her shoulders (one of her go-to ways to wear it) and matched her outerwear with a white chain-link handbag from Bottega Veneta. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra​​'s Silky Date-Night Dress Deserves All the Heart Eye Emojis," 13 June 2018 Founded in 1957, the company historically marketed its performance outerwear through wholesalers. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Canada Goose soars on parka sales and China expansion, topping Wall Street forecasts," 15 June 2018 In a city where puffer jackets and hoodies are the fog-fighting outerwear of choice, fur has suddenly become the talk of the town. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s fashion crowd speaks out on whether fur is friend or faux," 22 Mar. 2018 At this point, the notion of duality — male-meets-female, soft-meets-strong, underwear-as-outerwear — is essentially an overdone fashion trope that hardly merits mention. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "Paris Fashion Week trend takeaway: pops of purple, silver belles, giant jackets, winter florals and haute hybrids," 9 Mar. 2018 In April, the Alameda premium outerwear brand brought inspiring women athletes to the forefront with its Moves Mountains online video campaign. Maggie Winterfeldt, SFChronicle.com, "Cow Hollow North Face store explores new territory: women’s activewear," 19 June 2018 From a fashion perspective, there’s practically nothing exceptional about this outfit, especially in 2018, where the man with the most technicolor tigers embroidered on his outerwear wins. Cam Wolf, GQ, "This Might Be the Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History," 7 Apr. 2018 On the 70th anniversary of the four-pocket Trialmaster jacket, Belstaff offered its flagship product in myriad colors and materials, alongside other outerwear staples for both sexes: Think parkas, sheepskin bikers and bomber jackets. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "London Men’s Wear Shows Reflect on Race and Masculinity," 8 Jan. 2018

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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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