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

Examples of waistcoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And even in the Italian house’s most recent runway show, the brand continues to prove just how poignant of a staple the loafer can be in any wardrobe, pairing them with nearly every look, from a red hot mini patent leather dress to menswear inspired waistcoats. Alexis Bennett Parker, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2024 When the Tailor of Gloucester falls ill and is unable to finish making a waistcoat for the mayor’s wedding, a team of mice sew a cherry-red garment. Jess Bidgood, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 The white undergarment, which was peeking out from a white waistcoat, was teamed with matching slacks and an overcoat creating an angelic ensemble. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Dave Ball, 56, and Shirley Ball, 52, from Dorset, were certainly dressed for the occasion in a Union Jack dress and waistcoat and hat. Phil Boucher, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 But some have worn waistcoats with the symbol of Black History Month underneath. Emma Bubola, New York Times, 6 July 2023 The Jeanne du Barry star wore a black waistcoat and cropped jacket with a white tank, as his grey medical boot was seen poking out from underneath a pair of black leather pants. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 19 June 2023 Lawrence traded in her beloved tank tops for a white waistcoat. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2023 Add the matching waistcoat for a laidback suiting moment. Gaby Keiderling, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of waistcoat was in 1519

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“Waistcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waistcoat. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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