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 On a snowy April 2, 1966, Tanner, wearing a tie and overcoat, took a microphone on a makeshift stage on the banks of the Platte River flowing into Lake Michigan southwest of Traverse City. Dan Egan, jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 The queen wore a forest green coat and a light headscarf and her son wore a tan overcoat as the two posed in front of the estate's gardens. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2021 There are lots of pieces with cartoons (Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop), as well as looks with a Lady Di vibe, like Ralph Lauren blazers, a minimal St. John knit dress and a Laura Ashley overcoat. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Jolie wore a long black overcoat, a sheer black shirt, skinny jeans, and black leather boots for the outing. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Jan. 2021 The head-turning look complemented her all-white Prada outfit from head-to-toe, which included a cropped, sleeveless hoodie, and overcoat hanging off the shoulder. Blake Newby, Essence, 28 June 2021 On July 16, the luxury brand will launch the Felt Line, which features three iconic Louis Vuitton pieces: a Keepall, a soft trunk, and an overcoat. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2021 Here was a dapper black man in hat and overcoat selling goods laid out on a blanket like any homeless person. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 10 June 2021 Yang in his preppy overcoat and button-down, surrounded by a diverse crowd of scraggly haired cool kids. Washington Post, 1 June 2021

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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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“Overcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcoat. Accessed 20 Sep. 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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