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Meaning of waistcoat

waist•coat

Pronunciation: (wes'kut, wāst'kōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. vest (def. 1).
  2. an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usually 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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