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Meaning of WAISTCOAT

Pronunciation:  'weskut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

WAISTCOAT is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: vest
 See Also: bulletproof vest, garment, three-piece suit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Waist"coat\, n.
   (a) A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn
       under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and
       covering the waist; a vest.
   (b) A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of
       fashionable costume.

Note: The waistcoat was a part of female attire as well as
      male . . . It was only when the waistcoat was worn
      without a gown or upper dress that it was considered
      the mark of a mad or profligate woman. --Nares.

Syn: See {Vest}.