sweat·​er-vest ˈswe-tər-ˌvest How to pronounce sweater-vest (audio)
: a sleeveless pullover or buttoned sweater

Examples of sweater-vest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s Morgan Spector in a Thom Browne sweater-vest, no undershirt, arm tattoos on display, or Colman Domingo in volumes of crisp, architectural suiting. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 23 May 2024 Wear a sweater-vest without feeling like an awkward nineteen-eighties sitcom dad. Audrey Burges, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 The collaboration drops on September 6 with the aforementioned T-shirts as well as tennis skirts with lace trim, argyle sweater-vests, polos, and hoodies in pink, gray, and black. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 His sweater-vest hung off him like the ghost of someone else’s clothes. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweater-vest was in 1903

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“Sweater-vest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweater-vest. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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