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

Definition of peacoat

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

Examples of peacoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roberts was photographed mingling with Sofia Richie, who kept warm in a black peacoat layered over a matching mock turtleneck. Dan Heching,, 8 Apr. 2022 Charlotte held her hand while wearing a blue peacoat with a Peter Pan collar over a white dress and a pair of Mary Jane flats. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 5 June 2022 Recreate her look for less by pairing this maxi dress and peacoat (which are both available on Amazon) with your new Breilyn sneakers for a much lower price. Carly Kulzer,, 22 Mar. 2022 In the photo, Alan is smiling at the camera, looking dashing in his black peacoat and scarf. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 The top layer included a long white wool peacoat that added a touch of elegance (and lots of warmth). Eva Thomas,, 31 Jan. 2022 As for the real star of Katie's winter look — her peacoat, which costs $249 at Mango — is sold out in almost every size. Claire Harmeyer,, 13 Jan. 2022 Sánchez layered a white peacoat over an orange minidress with a matching Hermès Birkin bag. Glenn Garner,, 16 Oct. 2021 Herno -The peacoat is an timeless piece that should be in every men’s wardrobe, the check pattern is the perfect fancy for Winter. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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The first known use of peacoat was in 1790

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20 Jun 2022

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“Peacoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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