top·​coat ˈtäp-ˌkōt How to pronounce topcoat (audio)
: a lightweight overcoat

Example Sentences

threw on a wool topcoat and headed out into the snow
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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of topcoat was in 1804

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“Topcoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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top·​coat ˈtäp-ˌkōt How to pronounce topcoat (audio)
: a lightweight overcoat

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