trench coat


: a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often straps on the shoulders
: a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining designed for wear in trenches

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The model tied the look together with a super cozy black wool trench coat. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 24 Jan. 2023 The Wool-Blend Mod Coat from Abercrombie earned the top spot for our favorite trench coat. Jasmine Hyman, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2023 Ron O’Neal’s impressively straight coif, and the film’s ostentatious fashions, like his signature trench coat and hat, remain iconic. Odie Henderson,, 28 Dec. 2022 Instead, go with a trench coat that'll keep you warm and protected from the elements. Ty Gaskins, Men's Health, 14 Dec. 2022 Take a note from her style book by pairing a retro argyle-print sweater vest with an oversized leather trench coat and pants for a funky vintage-meets-modern aesthetic. Sam Peters, ELLE, 26 Oct. 2022 Loomis is still wearing his trench coat and gloves all the time, for no particular reason. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2022 Good American is beloved for its inclusive sizing and flattering styles, and this trench coat is no exception. Jasmine Hyman, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2023 She was last seen wearing a black trench coat with a scarf and had brown and black extension braids. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of trench coat was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Trench coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

trench coat

: a loose double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, belt, and straps on the shoulders

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