pea·​coat | \ ˈpē-ˌkōt How to pronounce peacoat (audio) \

Definition of peacoat

: a heavy woolen double-breasted jacket originally worn by sailors

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Transforming normal clothes such as the peacoat or the pantsuit into high fashion brought Saint Laurent even more success as a high-end fashion designer. Natalina Lopez, Town & Country, "Inside the Gorgeous New Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit in Virginia," 8 June 2017 Meghan Markle made an unexpected appearance in Notting Hill yesterday, looking equal parts casual and chic in a navy peacoat, jeans, and nude heels. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Sports Ripped Jeans and Heels for a Casual-Chic Outing in Notting Hill," 19 Jan. 2019 Hadid was photographed exiting her car and heading into the front door of the NYC apartment building, wearing gray sweats and a peacoat. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Was Seen at Zayn Malik's Apartment After They Broke Up," 17 Jan. 2019 Zhong Chuxi wears a great-looking navy peacoat with the raglan shoulders and rounded sleeves of Ghesquière’s Spring 2019 outing. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Who Needs a Runway? Nicolas Ghesquière Hires an A-List Power Posse For His Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall Lookbook," 14 Jan. 2019 Style it with slide-on loafers and a prim houndstooth peacoat for major Betty Cooper inspo. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 At $400, that peacoat was undoubtedly an investment piece for 25-year-old me. Alden Wicker, Vox, "The spare button represents all the ways we fail to be good consumers," 14 Dec. 2018 So hang onto your hats, folks—or maybe that old peacoat from college. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Battery Fashion: Scientists Weave Rechargeable Electronics Into Clothes," 9 Nov. 2018 La Ligne and House of Fluff teamed up to create a capsule of seven faux-fur items, ranging from a beret (a steal at $70) to bomber jackets and peacoats. Vogue, "La Ligne and House of Fluff Get a Head Start on Cozy-Coat Season," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of peacoat

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peacoat

pea- (as in pea jacket) + coat

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