rochet

noun

roch·​et ˈrä-chət How to pronounce rochet (audio)
: a white linen vestment resembling a surplice with close-fitting sleeves worn especially by bishops and privileged prelates

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French *roc coat, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roc coat

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rochet was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Rochet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rochet. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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