Etymology
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overcoat (n.)

"large coat worn over ordinary clothing," 1802, from over- + coat (n.). Earlier words include overcloth "an outer garment" (late 14c.); overgarment "outer coat" (late 15c.).

updated on October 28, 2019

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Definitions of overcoat from WordNet

overcoat (n.)
a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter;
Synonyms: greatcoat / topcoat
overcoat (n.)
an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish);
Synonyms: overcoating
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