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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In the meantime, console yourself and shop these similar red outerwear selections. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Twitter Loved Nancy Pelosi's Max Mara Coat So Much, It's Coming Back to Stores," 13 Dec. 2018 There will be an additional 20% off jeans on Black Friday and on outerwear on Sunday November 25. Glamour, "Black Friday Deals 2018: Everything We Know So Far," 12 Nov. 2018 The outerwear was similar to the many green army coats the duchess owns, but, of course, this isn't the first time Kate's bought multiples of something. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore an Army Green Fjallraven Jacket for Her Return From Maternity Leave," 2 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, athletes at the Winter Olympics especially benefit from advances in tools like carbon fiber composite skis, aerodynamic speedskating suits, clap skates, and warm, lightweight outerwear. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018 Now, thanks to Melania Trump, T-shirt activism has made the leap to outerwear. Hilary Weaver, Vanities, "Can Anti-Melania Outerwear Activism Catch On?," 22 June 2018 This winter, two decades after that episode aired, high-fashion brands like Jil Sander, Givenchy, Rick Owens and Burberry are overstuffing their own outerwear—with a difference. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Your Puffy Coat Is Too Puffy," 14 Nov. 2018 The Long and Short of It Resort’s proportion play takes statement outerwear and mixes it up with some truly short shorts. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Resort 2019 Trend Report," 25 June 2018 Earlier this month, the brand released a new activewear collection—the first time the company has branched out from its outerwear and camp-gear staples. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Cotopaxi's Flashy, Functional New Activewear," 28 Mar. 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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