trench coat

noun

Definition of trench coat

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

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The midi-length Aritzia Odette trench coat is still available in light and dark tan, and is the perfect layerable outerwear. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Wears the Most Perfect Transitional Spring Outerwear—an Aritzia Trench Coat," 19 Apr. 2019 Elevated trench coats in surprising hues like pale pink or optic white are making a comeback, as are a plethora of patent styles, which will come in especially handy for those rainy April days. Vogue, "Spring Has Sprung! Shop the Best Jackets for the First Day of the Season," 20 Mar. 2019 The black trench coat made famous by comedian Lenny Bruce is among comics’ items on display at the National Comedy Center. Don Steinberg, WSJ, "This Museum Takes Jokes Seriously," 21 July 2018 The range, helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia, included different variations of the layered parka, including iterations with leopard prints and color-block trench coats for women. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Balenciaga Is Selling a Seven-Layer Jacket for $9,000," 30 Aug. 2018 Priyanka, who was seen at Craig’s just a few days ago with sister-in-law Sophie Turner, arrived for dinner in a vibrant yellow trench coat. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Sophia Bush Are Both Loving This Bold and Bright Yellow Trench," 28 Jan. 2019 According to Instagram account @stylejlo, the star opted for a vibrant, satin orange trench coat styled with a simple, midi-length body con dress by Alex Perry. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez's Head-to-Toe Neon Coral Outfit is Brighter Than My Future," 17 Dec. 2018 Bella wore a beige trench coat with matching boots, and a pair of Kendra Scott Pepper Hoop earrings. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid Are Totally Twinning at Paris Fashion Week," 2 Mar. 2019 Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, projected a nondescript demeanor, a quiet loner who regularly wore a trench coat to school, even on scorching hot days. Anchorage Daily News, "School shooting suspect was nondescript, betraying growing darkness," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of trench coat

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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trench coat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trench coat

: a usually long raincoat with deep pockets and a belt

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