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 ?
The evening being warm, I had undressed me and put on a thin camlet surtout over my waistcoat.
Brocklehurst, buttoned up in a surtout, and looking longer, narrower, and more rigid than ever.
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.
John Brown, buttoning his surtout over the snug rotundity of his person, and drawing on his gloves.
Below his single-breasted black surtout, which was buttoned up to his chin, appeared the usual number of pepper- and-salt coloured legs, terminating in a pair of imperfectly polished boots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being buttoned up in a tightish blue surtout, with a buff waistcoat and gray trousers, he had something of a military air, but he announced himself at the Crozier (the orthodox hotel, where he put up with a portmanteau) as an idle dog who lived upon his means; and he farther announced that he had a mind to take a lodging in the picturesque old city for a month or two, with a view of settling down there altogether.
He wore a long black surtout reaching nearly to his ankles, short black trousers, high shoes, and cotton stockings of a bluish grey.
He had relinquished his legal suit of black for the purposes of this excursion, and wore the old surtout and tights, but not quite with the old air.