Definitions for waistcoatˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waist•coatˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt(n.)

  1. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British, Clothing

    Ref: vest (def. 1). 1

  2. an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usu. worn with a riding habit.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Category: Clothing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vest, waistcoat(noun)

    a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat


  1. waistcoat(Noun)

    A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waistcoat(noun)

    a short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest

  2. Waistcoat(noun)

    a garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume


  1. Waistcoat

    A waistcoat or vest is a sleeveless upper-body garment. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also sported as the third piece of the three-piece male business suit.

Translations for waistcoat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(American vest ) a short, usually sleeveless jacket worn immediately under the outer jacket

a three-piece suit consists of trousers, jacket and waistcoat.

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