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A woman's garment, usually long and loose, used for informal wear at home.
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(ˈhaʊsˌkəʊt) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's loose robelike informal garment
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a woman's robe or dresslike garment for casual wear about the house.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housecoat - a loose dressing gown for womenhousecoat - a loose dressing gown for women  
brunch coat - a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
camisole - a short negligee
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
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[ˈhaʊskəʊt] Nbata f
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[ˈhaʊskəʊt] npeignoir mhouse guest ninvité(e) m/f
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[ˈhaʊsˌkəʊt] nvestaglia
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It didn't matter that Mother had added flourishes of contrast (from other curtains or old shirts and blouses that refused to fade) and given those curtains an absolutely new look and she wore her own housecoat with aplomb: we could still see them as curtains and we dreaded teasing comments that we belonged on the walls too!
I could hear them crying so a I took them home wrapped them up in my girlfriends housecoat and rang Millstream Animal Sanctuary and they took them in.
* A California law once prohibited a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.
His beloved wife Ruth (Blythe Danner), who has stage six Alzheimer's, has wandered into a snow storm wearing just a flimsy nightdress and housecoat.
His beloved wife Ruth (Blythe Danner), who has stage six Alzheimer's, has wandered into a snowstorm wearing just a flimsy nightdress and housecoat.
Slippers, housecoat, both look fine, But wait a minute, are they mine?
And he's almost as cuddly, sitting at his old piano, wrapped in a cosy housecoat, a melancholy tear behind rose-tinted glasses as he reminisces over a 50-year career.
"I want to have one of those housecoat overalls," she declares, with a laugh.
She took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to post a mirror selfie wherein she can be seen sporting a Bikini along with a multi-coloured housecoat.
In a playful performance in a forest near the start of the video, Li Daiguo, dressed in a fluffy housecoat, leaps among dark tree trunks adorned with Li Shurui's round blue canvases.
She patrols the room and kitchen, switching off the second bar of the electric fire, wearing a filthy housecoat, baffies and pop socks.
In his first scene, dressed in boxers, sleeveless undershirt and unflattering housecoat, he was every bit the self-regarding boor, chomping on plates of food and gluttonously guzzling wine.