pal·​e·​tot | \ ˈpaləˌtō, -l(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for paletot

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

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“Paletot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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