trench coat


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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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 Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, projected a nondescript demeanor, a quiet loner who regularly wore a trench coat to school, even on scorching hot days. William Wan, Washington Post, "Alleged school killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis had a fondness for trench coats and a growing darkness," 18 May 2018 Spotted this weekend in London, Angelina Jolie cemented that message by wearing a long, black below-the-knee trench coat with the belt cinched at the waist for a more defined shape. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Angelina Jolie Wears a Classic Winter Combo: Long Coat, Long Dress," 24 Nov. 2018 The 48-year-old actress took a strutted her stuff down the runway in Paris wearing a long navy trench coat over a emerald and sequin leopard print gown with a small cutout at the waist. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Uma Thurman Walks the Runway at Miu Miu's Resort 2019 Fashion Show," 3 July 2018 Classmates described Pagourtzis as quiet, an avid video game player who routinely wore a black trench coat and black boots to class. Michael Beisecker, Time, "Teen Laid Out Texas School Shooting Plans in Journals, Officials Say," 19 May 2018 Zayn was seen wearing a black trench coat over black trousers and shoes, while Gigi opted for a shiny black patent coat and matching boots. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Spotted in Matching All-Black Outfits," 14 Jan. 2018 According to English, Meghan is wearing a tan trench coat by Oscar de la Renta at over £2k, earrings by Kimai, and a black dress by maternity line Hatch at £170. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Makes a Surprise Royal Visit Today in an Oscar de la Renta Trench Coat," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of trench coat

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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English Language Learners Definition of trench coat

: a usually long raincoat with deep pockets and a belt

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