waist·​coat | \ ˈwe-skət How to pronounce waistcoat (audio) , ˈwās(t)-ˌkōt How to pronounce waistcoat (audio) \

Definition of waistcoat

1 : an ornamental garment worn under a doublet
2 chiefly British : vest sense 1a

Other Words from waistcoat

waistcoated \ ˈwās(t)-​ˌkō-​təd How to pronounce waistcoat (audio) \ adjective

Examples of waistcoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere, a waistcoat in vivid dandelion sported studded pockets that unfurled like an opening flower. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 23 June 2022 Palvin wore a white blouse under a blue skirt and apron and had her hair in pigtails, while Sprouse wore a gingham plaid shirt under a dark blue waistcoat with tan shorts. Jessica Sager, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 The actor has been papped strutting in Western flares and a waistcoat; and rollerblading in stretchy ’80s neon gymgear. Alice Cary, Vogue, 29 June 2022 In a sea of linen dresses and pants (coastal grandmother is still going strong), the women's waistcoat has emerged as the top of the moment. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 20 June 2022 In the Royal Enclosure, that also means a top hat and a vest or waistcoat and tailcoat. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 17 June 2022 Tyler wore a tuxedo with a pink waistcoat to match his date’s dress - long with roses pinned throughout. al, 16 May 2022 The airing of the new Netflix NFLX -1.1% series of Bridgerton is creating a boost on searches for three-piece-suits (jacket, trousers and a waistcoat) up 500% as a search term since the first episode aired. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Also, Benedict's waistcoat is embroidered with bees, which continues his clothing motif from season 1. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of waistcoat

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2022

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“Waistcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waistcoat. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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