outerwear

noun

out·​er·​wear ˈau̇-tər-ˌwer How to pronounce outerwear (audio)
1
: clothing for outdoor wear
2
: outer clothing as opposed to underwear

Examples of outerwear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are basics, fashion and seasonal items, including T-shirts, dresses, pants, hoodies and outerwear. David Moin, WWD, 16 July 2024 Currently, the capacities are more geared toward basics like T-shirts in polyester or cotton, rather than more complex items like dresses and outerwear. Sarah Jones, Sourcing Journal, 16 July 2024 In the original Blade Runner, Harrison Ford’s Deckard and Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty, both replicants, wear some amazing leather outerwear, and Gosling’s jacket as replicant K immediately places him in that lineage. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 23 May 2024 Over the next year, the brand will launch outerwear and is exploring sleepwear down the line. Rhonda Richford, WWD, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for outerwear 

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of outerwear was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Outerwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outerwear. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

outerwear

noun
out·​er·​wear ˈau̇t-ər-ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce outerwear (audio)
-ˌwe(ə)r
1
: clothing for outdoor wear
2
: outer clothing as opposed to underwear

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