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 ?
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.
Levin meanwhile, in his trousers, but without his coat and waistcoat, was walking to and fro in his room at the hotel, continually putting his head out of the door and looking up and down the corridor.
I want five hundred rubles," and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat.
She remarked that, reckoning from the year when I started as page-boy in the time of the old lord, I had been more than fifty years in her service, and she put into my hands a beautiful waistcoat of wool that she had worked herself, to keep me warm in the bitter winter weather.
The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face.
These two causes made him answer in a very low and hesitating voice; whereupon a gentleman in a white waistcoat said he was a fool.
Away they twinkled into the trees, Freddy with a clerical waistcoat under his arm, George with a wide-awake hat on his dripping hair.
When she went to reach the waistcoat from a peg, Fred went up to her and said, "Allow me.
One gusty, raw day at the end of April--the rain whipping the pavement of that ancient street where the old Slaughters' Coffee- house was once situated--George Osborne came into the coffee-room, looking very haggard and pale; although dressed rather smartly in a blue coat and brass buttons, and a neat buff waistcoat of the fashion of those days.
He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace The least likeness to what he had been: While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white- A wonderful thing to be seen!
This waistcoat was much torn and stained with blood, and there were several persons among the party who had a distinct remembrance of its having been worn by its owner on the very morning of Mr.
The texture of the waistcoat was held together by bands of copper, which crossed the chest, protecting it from the great pressure of the water, and leaving the lungs free to act; the sleeves ended in gloves, which in no way restrained the movement of the hands.