plural -s
: a man's loose outer coat
: a man's fitted overcoat
also : a woman's fitted jacket worn especially in the 19th century over a costume with crinoline or bustle

Word History


French, from Middle French paletot, paltoke, from Middle English paltok a kind of jacket

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“Paletot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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