surtout


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surtout

(ˈsɜːtuː; French syrtu)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a man's overcoat resembling a frock coat, popular in the late 19th century
[C17: from French, from sur over + tout all]

sur•tout

(sərˈtu, -ˈtut)

n.
a man's close-fitting overcoat, esp. a frock coat.
[1680–90; < French: literally, over all]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surtout - a man's overcoat in the style of a frock coat
greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat - a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter
References in classic literature ?
Brocklehurst, buttoned up in a surtout, and looking longer, narrower, and more rigid than ever.
I went in, and found there a stoutish, middle-aged person, in a brown surtout and black tights and shoes, with no more hair upon his head (which was a large one, and very shining) than there is upon an egg, and with a very extensive face, which he turned full upon me.
She wore a beaver had with blue feathers, a surtout of gray-pearl velvet, fastened with diamond clasps, and a petticoat of blue satin, embroidered with silver.
John Brown, buttoning his surtout over the snug rotundity of his person, and drawing on his gloves.
The evening being warm, I had undressed me and put on a thin camlet surtout over my waistcoat.
I thank you," returned the youth, turning on her an eye of the most open affection; "I do feel unusually cold, and begin to think, that with my weak lungs it would have been more prudent to have taken a surtout.
Yes, it was HE, and no mistake, with his six feet of length arranged in a sitting attitude; with his dark travelling surtout with its velvet collar, his gray pantaloons, his black stock, and his face, the most original one Nature ever modelled, yet the least obtrusively so; not one feature that could be termed marked or odd, yet the effect of the whole unique.
The other, a little fellow, a traveler of meagre appearance, wearing a dusty surtout, dirty linen, and boots more worn by the pavement than the stirrup, had come from Nantes with a cart drawn by a horse so like Furet in color, that D'Artagnan might have gone a hundred miles without finding a better match.
At another time, he stopped a close-fisted old fellow, of great wealth, but who skulked about the city in the guise of a scarecrow, with a patched blue surtout, brown hat, and mouldy boots, scraping pence together, and picking up rusty nails.
They have three-cornered cocked hats, purple waistcoats reaching down to their thighs, buckskin knee-breeches, red stockings, heavy shoes with big silver buckles, long surtout coats with large buttons of mother-of-pearl.
In the morning he wore creaking boots and gray trousers, and the short close surtout coat of the politician.
However, that haven of bliss must not be entered till I had exchanged my miry boots for a clean pair of shoes, and my rough surtout for a respectable coat, and made myself generally presentable before decent society; for my mother, with all her kindness, was vastly particular on certain points.