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 Another depicted a man in suit and overcoat holding a long knife that apparently had been taken from the attacker. Anchorage Daily News, "2 killed in London stabbings; police fatally shoot suspect, had been jailed for terrorism crimes," 30 Nov. 2019 Another depicted a man in suit and overcoat holding a long knife that apparently had been taken from the attacker. Danica Kirka, Twin Cities, "UK police: Bridge attacker had been jailed for terror crimes," 29 Nov. 2019 Last Christmas Go for the holiday cheer, stay for many scenes of Henry Golding in an overcoat. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "EW's fall movie guide: 21 movies you should see this season," 16 Oct. 2019 Spice Girl Halliwell, 47, looked gorgeous in a black, leather, belted overcoat dress paired with classic black pumps. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Camila Cabello, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria & More Strut Their Catwalks During Paris Fashion Show," 28 Sep. 2019 Including more than 100 super-affordable pieces ranging from a two-pack of slouchy beanies for $15 to a faux leopard overcoat for $65, the collaboration is inclusive, offering sizes from XS to XXXL. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "NYC boutique Scoop is now a Walmart private label collection...and we want everything," 27 Sep. 2019 The only real adornments were sequin leaf patterns on skirts and overcoats. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Milan: Less is more at Prada, Arbesser keeps it personal," 18 Sep. 2019 Porter’s lemon-yellow satin gown packed a punch at Halpern when layered underneath his iridescent printed overcoat. Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Billy Porter Had the Most Fun at London Fashion Week, Wearing 12 Different Outfits in 3 Days," 17 Sep. 2019 Eder earned a nice round applause for his poignant farewell to his overcoat in Act Four. cleveland.com, "Cleveland Opera Theater kicks off season with ingenious, talent-rich ‘La Boheme’," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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8 Dec 2019

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“Overcoat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcoat?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=overco01. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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