raincoat

noun
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 April showers have officially arrived, and a cute raincoat is a must. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, "Behold, The 7 Best Things To Buy At Madewell’s Spring Sale," 6 Apr. 2021 Mackage -Classic fit raincoat designed with tactical style and function in mind! Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Technical Fabrications That Ensure Weather-Resistance Proves To Be On Trend In 2021," 12 Mar. 2021 The friar, Brother Paul Fesefeldt, a Capuchin, has his brown habit on under a blue raincoat with an Army surplus messenger bag slung across his shoulder. Jonathan D. Fitzgerald, BostonGlobe.com, "Chaplains and the rise of on-demand spiritual support," 9 Mar. 2021 Dear Readers: Meet Gracie, adopted from Georgia, ready to brave the New England weather, sporting an adorable raincoat. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Tips for keeping your dog safe from thieves," 27 Feb. 2021 Take the Seattle jacket, a waterproof and wind resistant raincoat made of three layer GORE-TEX canvas. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "15 Raincoats You’ll Actually Want To Wear," 25 Feb. 2021 Does Adam buy Anthony that silly white raincoat just to annoy him? Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: A heavy dose of blarney fuels the Irish-set romantic comedy ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’," 9 Dec. 2020 The only thing worse than a rainy day is a rainy day with a raincoat that soaks right through in seconds. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "64 can’t-miss deals you can still get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 24 Aug. 2020 The only thing worse than a rainy day is a rainy day with a raincoat that soaks right through in seconds. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "64 can’t-miss deals you can still get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Raincoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raincoat. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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raincoat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of raincoat

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

raincoat

noun
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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