rain·​coat | \ ˈrān-ˌkōt How to pronounce raincoat (audio) \

Definition of raincoat

: a waterproof or water-resistant coat

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Examples of raincoat in a Sentence

I grabbed my umbrella and raincoat before going out in the thunderstorm.
Recent Examples on the Web Don your raincoat and go out during a downpour or snow melt and examine the gutters and downspouts. oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2022 The Rains Msn Water Repellent Backpack in particular is well-structured and made from a material that feels similar to a raincoat. Sarah Toscano, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2022 The boy in the yellow raincoat made for one of 9/11's most moving images. USA Today, 25 Dec. 2021 Moments later, Anthony Campo walked over to a yellow raincoat on a Black officer’s desk and placed a note on top. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 There were images of a whippet wearing a raincoat, rescue puppies on sandy beaches. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Hatley offers a wide variety of cute raincoat prints for kids, including this shiny pink rain jacket with purple hearts. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 Brandon, in a red raincoat, comes in and gives Sean a warm hug. Matt Cabral, EW.com, 4 Nov. 2021 Beau dressed in the iconic yellow raincoat look while his mom wore a circus dress and clown makeup. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 1 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of raincoat

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raincoat was in 1830

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21 Jan 2022

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“Raincoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raincoat. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of raincoat

: a coat that you wear when it rains in order to stay dry


rain·​coat | \ ˈrān-ˌkōt How to pronounce raincoat (audio) \

Kids Definition of raincoat

: a coat of waterproof or water-resistant material

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