red·​in·​gote ˈre-diŋ-ˌgōt How to pronounce redingote (audio)
: a fitted outer garment: such as
: a double-breasted coat with wide flat cuffs and collar worn by men in the 18th century
: a woman's lightweight coat open at the front
: a dress with a front gore of contrasting material

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Examples of redingote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Princess Charlene later uploaded a sweet photo of her twins on Instagram, which showed Gabriella dressed in a deep red ten-button double-breasted redingote with an angled black chapeau, and Jacques in uniform wearing a carabiner's cap and suit. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2022

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Word History


French, modification of English riding coat

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redingote was in 1793

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“Redingote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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