over·​coat ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio)
: a warm coat worn over indoor clothing
: a protective coating (as of paint)

Examples of overcoat in a Sentence

put your overcoat on—it's freezing out there!
Recent Examples on the Web See jackets with sharp shoulders and widened, jutting lapels; waists nipped in by a single button and paired with pleated trousers cut like the swishiest skirt; see sweeping overcoats adorned with an explosive crimson rose. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Akuchie would dress her in a Versace pink overcoat and a pleated A-line mini skirt. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 16 Aug. 2023 Prajje and Korto: By far the most vibrant creation of the night, Prajje and Korto’s gown features not just one look but two: the breathtaking floral overcoat and the sparkling gold-appliqué dress underneath. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 29 June 2023 Halle, 23, brought her signature style to the Monday launch party in a monochromatic look — a leather overcoat layered over a simple black bandeau and CxH Collection parachute pants. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 The track then picks up again, and — after a makeup, hair and wardrobe adjustment — Charli wildly dances to the song in a black overcoat and pink baseball cap as Carlson continues to whip around the parking lot. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 16 Aug. 2023 His father was an owner of a men’s overcoat business. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 8 June 2023 Burberry also pushed the shirt dress forward via a nylon overcoat with shirt collar. Frances Solá-Santiago, refinery29.com, 7 Aug. 2023 The collection was filled with padded shoulder overcoats, delicate slip dresses, and smooth leather bottoms, ranging from ivory white to lime green. Brittany Natale, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of overcoat was in 1802

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“Overcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcoat. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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over·​coat ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio)
: a warm coat worn over indoor clothing

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