wyliecoat

noun

wy·​lie·​coat ˈwī-lē-ˌkōt How to pronounce wyliecoat (audio) ˈwi- How to pronounce wyliecoat (audio)
1
chiefly Scotland : a warm undergarment
2
chiefly Scotland : petticoat

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (Scots) wyle cot

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wyliecoat was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wyliecoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wyliecoat. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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