pel·​er·​ine ˌpe-lə-ˈrēn How to pronounce pelerine (audio) ˈpe-lə-rən How to pronounce pelerine (audio)
: a woman's narrow cape made of fabric or fur and usually with long ends hanging down in front

Word History


probably from French pèlerine

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pelerine was in 1744

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“Pelerine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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