waistcoat


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waist·coat

 (wĕs′kĭt, wāst′kōt′)
n.
1. A garment formerly worn by men under a doublet.
2. Chiefly British A short, sleeveless, collarless garment worn especially over a shirt and often under a suit jacket; a vest.

waist′coat′ed adj.

waistcoat

(ˈweɪsˌkəʊt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacket. US, Canadian, and Austral name: vest
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century
ˈwaistˌcoated adj

waist•coat

(ˈwɛs kət, ˈweɪstˌkoʊt)

n.
1. Chiefly Brit. vest (def. 1).
2. an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usu. worn with a riding habit.
3. a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[1510–20]
waist′coat•ed, adj.

waistcoat

vest
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waistcoat - a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coatwaistcoat - a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
bulletproof vest - a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
three-piece suit - a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers
Translations
صُدْرَهصَدْرِيَّة
vesta
vest
liivi
prsluk
vesti
ウエストコート
조끼
telovnik
väst
เสื้อกั๊ก
áo gi-lê

waistcoat

[ˈweɪskəʊt] N (Brit) → chaleco m

waistcoat

[ˈweɪskəʊt ˈwɛskət] n (British)gilet m

waistcoat

[ˈweɪsˌkəʊt] npanciotto, gilè m inv

waist

(weist) noun
1. (the measurement round) the narrow part of the human body between the ribs and hips. She has a very small waist.
2. the narrow middle part of something similar, eg a violin, guitar etc.
3. the part of an article of clothing which goes round one's waist. Can you take in the waist of these trousers?
ˈwaisted adjective
shaped to fit round the waist. a waisted jacket.
waistband (ˈweisbӕnd) noun
the part of a pair of trousers, skirt etc which goes round the waist. The waistband of this skirt is too tight.
waistcoat (ˈweiskəut) noun
(American vest) a short, usually sleeveless jacket worn immediately under the outer jacket. a three-piece suit consists of trousers, jacket and waistcoat.

waistcoat

صَدْرِيَّة vesta vest Weste γιλέκο chaleco liivi gilet prsluk gilet ウエストコート 조끼 vest vest kamizelka colete жилет väst เสื้อกั๊ก yelek áo gi-lê 马甲
References in classic literature ?
He always wore a dirty white waistcoat out of the pockets of which protruded a number of the kind of black ci- gars known as stogies.
I rapped Prince on the nose, while Ordinsky explained that he had not had his dress clothes on for a long time, and tonight, when he was going to play for a concert, his waistcoat had split down the back.
One moment, Miss Christie," said Dick lightly, as his thumb and finger relaxed in his waistcoat pocket over the only piece of money in the world that had remained to him after his extravagant purchase of Christie's saffrona rose, "one moment: in this yer monetary transaction, if you like, you are at liberty to use MY name.
He was a middle-aged and really handsome man, with a wig flowing down upon his shoulders; his coat was of blue velvet, with lace on the borders and at the button-holes; and the firelight glistened on the spacious breadth of his waistcoat, which was flowered all over with gold.
He then donned his waistcoat, and taking up a piece of hard soap on the wash-stand centre-table, dipped it into water and commenced lathering his face.
The head hostler was a pleasant, active little man, with a crooked leg, and a yellow striped waistcoat.
Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home--an embroidered waistcoat or stomacher, or a gaily colored handkerchief, or a coat with large cuffs and fancy buttons.
But he talked of flannel waistcoats," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment that can afflict the old and the feeble.
As he was returning the box to his waistcoat pocket, a loud bell rang for the servants' dinner; he knew what it was.
He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously under their brows, as I rode up, and when his fingers sheltered themselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in his waistcoat, as I announced my name.
His red waistcoat was like satin and he puffed his tiny breast out and was so fine and so grand and so pretty that it was really as if he were showing her how important and like a human person a robin could be.
Tall, stout, and upright -- with bright blue eyes, and healthy, florid complexion -- his brown plush shooting-jacket carelessly buttoned awry; his vixenish little Scotch terrier barking unrebuked at his heels; one hand thrust into his waistcoat pocket, and the other smacking the banisters cheerfully as he came downstairs humming a tune -- Mr.