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Definitions of waistcoat

  1. a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A short, sleeveless garment for men, worn under the coat; a vest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A short coat or garment without sleeves, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest: a similar garment formerly worn by women. "You'd best come like a mad woman with a band on your waistcoat."-Dekker. "Waistcoat was a part of female dress as well as male. It was only when the waistcoat was worn without a gown or upper dress that it was considered the mark of a mad or profligate woman. Low females of the latter class were generally so attired."-Nares. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A kind of jacket worn under the coat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A man's vest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A short sleeveless undercoat or garment for men, extending to the waist and covering the chest; a vest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A close-fitting under-coat without sleeves, covering the waist and reaching a little below it; a vest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for waistcoat

  1. Passing the hat- tree, she was tempted to grab the Morrison's coat and waistcoat and run into the mill with them, dodging Mac Tavish and his paper- weights in spite of what she knew of his threats regarding the use he proposed to make of them in case of need. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  2. Grandfather Frog folded his hands across his white and yellow waistcoat and half closed his eyes, as if looking way, way back into the past. – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
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