Definitions for waistcoatˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
waist•coatˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt(n.)
Category: British, Clothing
Ref: vest (def. 1). 1
an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usu. worn with a riding habit.
a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of waistcoat:
a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.
a short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest
a garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume
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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- 남성용 조끼Korean
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- 西裝背心Chinese (Trad.)
- áo ghi lêVietnamese
- 西装背心Chinese (Simp.)
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