Definition of paletot
1 : a man's loose outer coat
2 : a man's fitted overcoat; also : a woman's fitted jacket worn especially in the 19th century over a costume with crinoline or bustle
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Origin and Etymology of paletot
French, from Middle French paletot, paltoke, from Middle English paltok a kind of jacket
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