over·​coat | \ ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio) \

Definition of overcoat

1 : a warm coat worn over indoor clothing
2 : a protective coating (as of paint)

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Examples of overcoat in a Sentence

put your overcoat on—it's freezing out there!
Recent Examples on the Web There was fan weather, fur weather, umbrella and parasol weather, overcoat and seersucker weather. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Christmas forecast — slight chance of flurries overnight: Here is the warmest and coldest holiday weather since 1871," 24 Dec. 2020 Still, even the best overcoat occasionally needs a little help in the insulation department. Vogue, "Katie Holmes Finds Winter’s Coolest Styling Trick for Transitional Pieces," 22 Dec. 2020 While Mom is bundled up in a long black overcoat and scarf, bright white boots, a newsboy cap, and, of course, a protective face mask, her baby remains cozy and snug under her Bugaboo's weather shield. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Shares an Adorable Photo of Her Daughter in the NYC Snow," 18 Dec. 2020 Reindeer have a woolly overcoat and a long-haired undercoat. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Santa’s reindeer have a lot of nonmagical relatives, but they’re special, too," 15 Dec. 2020 The queen also sported a festive look, opting for a vibrant red overcoat with a matching top hat, black leather loafers, and her signature handbag and gloves in tow. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Cambridges Join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for a Socially Distanced Photo Op," 8 Dec. 2020 Yesterday, Hailey Bieber proved so by elevating the classic rainy day uniform with minimalist staples, pairing a large-shouldered overcoat over skintight leather trousers. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Bieber Elevates the Rainy Day Uniform in a Bottega Veneta Overcoat and Leather Pants," 1 Dec. 2020 The night’s peacefulness was broken, however, when an assassin, the same man in the rumpled overcoat from earlier that day, shot and killed Lennon on the street in front of the Dakota. Kenneth Womack, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Happened on John Lennon’s Last Day," 30 Nov. 2020 In fact, the president and three others spoke in the White House Rose Garden late Friday afternoon, and none wore an overcoat, and none seemed to show discomfort. Washington Post, "It wasn’t exceptionally warm Friday, but many found it warm enough," 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of overcoat

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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12 Jan 2021

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“Overcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcoat. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overcoat

: a long coat that is worn to keep a person warm during cold weather


over·​coat | \ ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio) \

Kids Definition of overcoat

: a heavy coat worn over indoor clothing

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