sou'wester

noun sou'·west·er \ sau̇-ˈwe-stər \

Definition of sou'wester

1 : a long oilskin coat worn especially at sea during stormy weather
2 : a waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front

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First Known Use of sou'wester

1837

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SOU'WESTER Defined for English Language Learners

sou'wester

Definition of sou'wester for English Language Learners

  • : a hat that is worn when it rains and that is longer in the back than in the front and ties under the chin

  • : a long coat worn by sailors that keeps them dry during stormy weather


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