sur·​tout | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈtü How to pronounce surtout (audio) , ˈsər-ˌtü \

Definition of surtout

: a man's long close-fitting overcoat

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Recent Examples on the Web Chez Godard surtout, mais aussi Rivette ou Visconti, Anna Karina irradiait ; elle magnétisait le monde entier. Christina Maxouris And Barbara Wojazer, CNN, "Anna Karina, star of French New Wave cinema, has died at 79," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of surtout

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for surtout

French, from sur over (from Latin super) + tout all, from Latin totus whole — more at over

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The first known use of surtout was in 1686

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“Surtout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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