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 Compared to her hair in February — brunette waves spilling down to the lapel of her peacoat — this new style proves to be several inches shorter. Megan Decker,, "Kate Middleton Just Debuted The Freshest Pre-Spring Haircut," 5 Mar. 2020 More than 80 models, streaming forth, in uptown cashmere car coats and matching day dresses; slouchy trousers and crew necks with cone bras built in, often with Peter Pan-collar shirts beneath; glistening gray culotte suits and camel peacoats. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Marc Jacobs and the Monumental Dream of New York," 13 Feb. 2020 Last fall, after Tucker’s sister, who was launching a peacoat business, accidentally made her Instagram account public and someone noticed the back of his son’s head in one picture, the news wound up on Page Six. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Adam Driver, the Original Man," 21 Oct. 2019 But in Oregon, Meghan could trade in her classy peacoats for a large Patagonia fleece and a stocking cap. oregonlive, "5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game," 8 Jan. 2020 He was last seen wearing a black peacoat and cream-colored pants. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Police searching for 35-year-old man missing from northwest Dallas," 8 Jan. 2020 Ted Baker sells men’s peacoats for 339 pounds and women’s skirts from 59 pounds. Greg Ritchie,, "Ted Baker Plunges as New Warning Deepens Clothier’s Woes," 3 Oct. 2019 A few minutes away is the Sterlingwear of Boston factory, known for supplying peacoats to the US Navy, where most of Bossi Sportswear is manufactured., "Alex Bossi can jump. They say white boys can’t. But Bossi has reach.," 21 Sep. 2019 Adding a cashmere sweater and a classic peacoat is one way to avoid giving off full-on punk rock vibes. Erin Parker, Glamour, "5 Unexpected Combat Boot Outfits You’ll Want to Copy Immediately," 12 Nov. 2019

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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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8 May 2020

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“Peacoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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