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 The Duchess paired the earrings with a black, double-breasted peacoat, representative of the mourning period, and black pumps. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Earrings Were a Subtle Tribute to Queen Elizabeth," 23 Apr. 2021 Sacai’s Chitose Abe is no household name, but the Japanese designer is fashion-famous for her hybrids—perfectos that are also tweed jackets; puffer-peacoat combos, and so on. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Sacai and A.P.C. Join Up for a Hybrid Interaction," 10 Mar. 2021 As retailers are making space for next season’s looks, now’s the perfect time to find a supremely cozy puffer, double-breasted peacoat, or hygge-friendly sherpa jacket on markdown. Lori Keong, SELF, "19 Winter Coats Under $250 to Help You Weather the Season in Style," 23 Dec. 2020 Tuck into the pockets of your anorak for a brisk morning hike, or pair with a peacoat for a night on the town. Popular Science, "Ultra warm gloves with touchscreen capability," 17 Dec. 2020 This timeless peacoat from Thread & Supply has the official seal of approval from more than 2,200 Nordstrom shoppers, who love it for its smart aesthetic and nice cut. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 15 best things to buy on sale at Nordstrom right now," 13 Dec. 2020 Gow, who wore a peacoat over a red-white-and-blue tank top, had been incensed that no African-Americans were included in the demonstration. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "In the Streets with Antifa," 25 Oct. 2020 On Crawford’s cover, the longtime model wrapped up in a gray winter peacoat while staring straight at the camera, while her daughter stood a simple tank top and a matching pair of underwear for hers. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Kaia Gerber Shares Nude Photo (Wearing Nothing But Thigh-High Boots) in Honor of Her 19th Birthday," 4 Sep. 2020 In Crawford’s cover, the industry veteran, 54, dons a winter peacoat while staring straight at the camera, while her daughter, who turns 19 next month, wears a gray tank top and a matching pair of underwear in hers. Maria Pasquini,, "Kaia Gerber and Mom Cindy Crawford Model for Vogue Italia's 100 Covers Issue," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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3 May 2021

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“Peacoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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