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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 visitor was about fifty-two years of age, dressed in one of the green surtouts, ornamented with black frogs, which have so long maintained their popularity all over Europe.
The evening being warm, I had undressed me and put on a thin camlet surtout over my waistcoat.
What would become of a Greenland whale, say, in those shuddering, icy seas of the north, if unsupplied with his cosy surtout? True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
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.
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.
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.
In the morning he wore creaking boots and gray trousers, and the short close surtout coat of the politician.