pea·​coat ˈpē-ˌkōt How to pronounce peacoat (audio)
: a heavy woolen double-breasted jacket originally worn by sailors

Examples of peacoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone get Murphy into a three-piece suit, peacoat, and newsboy cap, stat! Sydney Bucksbaum,, 21 Mar. 2024 Whether styled with straight-leg jeans and a slouchy leather jacket like Holmes, worn with a peacoat and a colorful top like Portman, or dressed up with a pastel pink pantsuit like Blunt, white sneakers add a polished finishing touch to all kinds of outfits. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 Wool Peacoat Abstract salt and pepper plaid alongside modern design tweaks refreshes the traditional peacoat. Georgia Trodd, Glamour, 11 Dec. 2023 Badgley, who stars in the series as Joe Goldberg, was seen in character confidently striding down the street while wearing a black peacoat, a maroon shirt and navy blue slacks. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, Wallace opted to don a caramel peacoat with a black zip top, black leggings, black glasses, a black Marc Jacobs purse and a matching pair of white sneakers. Chris Barilla, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 Jalil Johnson Fashion Office Coordinator, Saks Fifth Avenue One of my latest obsessions has been peacoats. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2024 Shoppers can save up to 49 percent on cozy peacoats, trench coats, and other classic styles from brands like Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, and London Fog. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Ed, who wore a blue peacoat, his hair below his shoulders, spoke first. Daniel Felsenthal, The New Yorker, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History


pea- (as in pea jacket) + coat

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peacoat was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Peacoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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