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 Gallery has been making quality outerwear for over five decades, creating styles that stand up to the elements and outlast the trends. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "15 Raincoats You’ll Actually Want To Wear," 25 Feb. 2021 Winter doesn’t have to be sodden with dark colors or a depressing spiral of drab outerwear. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Irina Shayk Is Making Me Fall in Love With Bold Winter Prints," 23 Feb. 2021 Because dining alfresco in sub-freezing temperatures is absolutely no one's idea of a good time, consider leveling up your outerwear with a hooded heated jacket that'll keep you warm when the weather isn't. Zarah Kavarana, Travel + Leisure, "Amazon Shoppers Love This Top-rated Heated Jacket for Freezing Temperatures," 20 Feb. 2021 Alo offers cutting-edge tops, bottoms, outerwear and accessories for women and men. CNN Underscored, "Alo Yoga’s bringing the gift of 360 wellness this holiday season," 19 Dec. 2020 Quality outerwear, boots and accessories like scarves and gloves are up to 70% off for just a couple more days at the coveted brand. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop today: Leesa, Anker, Cole Haan and more," 20 Jan. 2021 In the absence of bright and bold, this kind of classic and timeless outerwear can offer up, say, expert tailoring and killer silhouettes or a striking architectural element. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "An Ode to The Black Coat and The Simple Style Pleasures it Brings," 29 Dec. 2020 Chic outerwear, sleek boots, jewelry, loungewear, and designer jeans are all up for grabs. Erin Parker, Glamour, "42 Best Cyber Monday Clothing Deals to Shop in 2020," 29 Nov. 2020 Gaines, who called Keller's greatest race from the NBC broadcast booth on that August day in Athens more than 16 years before, saw something else in Keller's choice of outerwear Jan. 6: a call for help. Dave Sheinin And Rick Maese Washington Post, Star Tribune, "From gold medalist to Capitol rioter: The fall of Olympic swimmer Klete Keller," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of outerwear

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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6 Mar 2021

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“Outerwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outerwear. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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