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I'm always jealous of Johnny Depp's sense of style, but if I tried to get away with a floppy hat and waistcoat, I'd look like a homeless person.
Stephen Merchant

Meaning of "waistcoat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAISTCOAT

waistcoat  [ˈweɪsˌkəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAISTCOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Waistcoat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WAISTCOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

waistcoat

Waistcoat

A waistcoat is a sleeveless upper-body garment. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also sported as the third piece of the three-piece male business suit.

Definition of waistcoat in the English dictionary

The definition of waistcoat in the dictionary is a sleeveless waist-length garment with buttons at the front, often worn under a suit jacket US, Canadian, and Austral name: vest. Other definition of waistcoat is a man's garment worn under a doublet in the 16th century.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAISTCOAT


bellcote
ˈbelˌkəʊt
bluecoat
ˈbluːˌkəʊt
coat
kəʊt
cote
kəʊt
dovecote
ˈdʌvˌkəʊt
greatcoat
ˈɡreɪtˌkəʊt
housecoat
ˈhaʊsˌkəʊt
maxicoat
ˈmæksɪˌkəʊt
overcoat
ˈəʊvəˌkəʊt
peacoat
ˈpiːˌkəʊt
petticoat
ˈpɛtɪˌkəʊt
raincoat
ˈreɪnˌkəʊt
redcoat
ˈrɛdˌkəʊt
sheepcote
ˈʃiːpˌkəʊt
shellycoat
ˈʃɛlɪˌkəʊt
surcoat
ˈsɜːˌkəʊt
topcoat
ˈtɒpˌkəʊt
turncoat
ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt
undercoat
ˈʌndəˌkəʊt
wyliecoat
ˈwaɪlɪˌkəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAISTCOAT

wairsh
wairua
waist
waist bag
waist measurement
waist size
waist slip
waistband
waistbelt
waistcloth
waistcoated
waistcoateer
waisted
waister
waisting
waistless
waistline
wait
wait on
wait up

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAISTCOAT

base coat
car coat
dress coat
duffel coat
duffle coat
dust coat
duster coat
frock coat
fur coat
lab coat
mink coat
on the coat
recoat
seed coat
sport coat
sports coat
sugar-coat
tail coat
trench coat
white coat

Synonyms and antonyms of waistcoat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «waistcoat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAISTCOAT

Find out the translation of waistcoat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of waistcoat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «waistcoat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

马甲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chaleco
570 millions of speakers

English

waistcoat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वास्कट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَدْرِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жилет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ত্তএস্টকোট্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gilet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Baju perang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weste
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウエストコート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조끼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Waistcoat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

áo gi-lê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடுப்புச்சட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वास्कट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yelek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gilet
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kamizelka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жилет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vestă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιλέκο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onderbaadjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of waistcoat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAISTCOAT»

The term «waistcoat» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.630 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAISTCOAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about waistcoat

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2 QUOTES WITH «WAISTCOAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word waistcoat.
1
John Galliano
I've treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.
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Stephen Merchant
I'm always jealous of Johnny Depp's sense of style, but if I tried to get away with a floppy hat and waistcoat, I'd look like a homeless person.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAISTCOAT»

Discover the use of waistcoat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to waistcoat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Fragment. Martin, who Loved Oddities, Procured for Himself ...
" fee her ; and if fhe behaves well to me, and don't irrfift " upon propofing her Riddles and Conundrums to puzzle " my Brains withall, fhe will find me a dutiful Son, and a " better Friend than thofe who make fuch a Fufs about de- " fending her ...
‎1775
2
Louis XV's Army (3): Foreign Infantry
Red coat with blue collar, cuffs, turnbacks, waistcoat and breeches, white metal buttons and white lace, white gaiters. (Watercolour by C. Becker, Weimar Library) ABOVE RIGHT Drummer, Royal- Lorraine (Lorraine and Barrois) Regiment, ...
René Chartrand, 1997
3
Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & ...
TOBY ALLSPICE — First dress : Old-fashioned brown coat,with brass buttons— figured waistcoat— brown breeches— lamb's-wool white stockings— shoes and buckles— apron and sleeves. Second dress: Sheriff's gown, wand, and chain— ...
George Daniel, Thomas Dolby, 1828
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Sporting Magazine
Lord Dundas White with scarlet spots, cap thesame. Lord Egremont" Dark green waistcoat, with blackcap. Lord Fitzwilliam Grass green satin waistcoat, with black velvet cap. Lord Foley Green and white stripe, cap the same. Lord Grey de ...
‎1809
5
A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket: The Story of the Harmonica in ...
Accompanying this book is 'Australian Harmonica History', a four-volume cassette set with enclosed twelve-page illustrated booklet.
Ray Grieve, 1995
6
Louis XV's Army (4): Light Troops and Specialists
10 waistcoat and breeches entirely red, pewter buttons, silver hat lace with black cockade, red housings laced white; from 1739, blue coat, red cuffs, waistcoat and breeches, pewter buttons, white buttonhole lace, silver hat lace, blue dragoon ...
René Chartrand, 1997
7
The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793
During the 1740s, the Almanza Dragoons in Cuba had a yellow coat and breeches, blue cuffs and waistcoat, 46 silver coat buttons and 43 waistcoat buttons, a yellow cape, a hat laced with white, laced gaiters and short boots, a white shirt, ...
Rene Chartrand, 2011
8
Louis XIV's Army
Details such as button or waistcoat colours are scarce, but are given if found. Hat lace was of the button colour and white cockades were usually worn. The nationality of Foreign units is given by a letter in brackets: (S) Swiss, (I) Italian, (G)  ...
René Chartrand, 1988
9
The Austrian Army 1740-80: Cavalry
Untform: red facings and breeches, white waistcoat, yellow- buttons (double row on coat and waistcoat; Ottenfeld indicates white shoulder-strap and single row of buttons on waistcoat). Cuirassier Regt. No. 21 Titles: 1740 Bernes, 1751 ...
‎1994
10
British Theatre
Brown coat and waistcoat, with gold bul- toni— black silk breeches and stockings — shoes and bnckles. GENERAL.— Old-fashioned bine regimental coat embroidered with gold — white kerseymere waistcoat and breeches — white stockings ...
‎1828

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAISTCOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term waistcoat is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Waistcoat tribute to Wickerman founder Jamie Gilroy
In a nod to her late father, Jennie has ensured that this year's wicker "gate man" will wear a waistcoat and she has invited festival goers to wear something ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Wickerman Festival waistcoat tributes will be paid in memory of …
Jamie, who died in December, was always easily spotted at the event as he wore a flamboyant tweed waistcoat and many festival-goers are expected to do ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
3
Wickerman Festival's fancy dress to be in memory of its co-founder
They are encouraging all revellers to the prestigious Dumfries and Galloway festival to don Jamie Gilroy's signature look - a flamboyant festival waistcoat. And in ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
4
What I wore this week: a long waistcoat
“If my house was on fire, the first thing I would save would be my long waistcoat,” said nobody, ever. And yet. The very nonessential-ness of the long waistcoat is ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Rita Ora wears 'blah blah blah' waistcoat with leather pants in NYC
The chart-topper was seen at JFK Airport in a look that was unmistakably urban, complete with fedora, gold shoes, tight leather pants and a fitted waistcoat ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
6
Kim Kardashian wears plunging waistcoat and sheer skirt to Jimmy …
Kim Kardashian made a grand entrance with a sheer black skirt and plunging top on Thursday as she arrived at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Hollywood. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
7
Cat Deeley brightens up her all-white ensemble with orange waistcoat
Cat Deeley could barely take the smile from her face as she stepped out looking fashionable on Saturday. The 38-year-old was pictured enjoying a shopping trip ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
8
Erin O'Connor is androgynous in a waistcoat and cropped trousers …
Erin went for an androgynous look in a matching waistcoat and cropped trousers worn with a striped top and reminiscent of Gaultier's classic men's fragrance ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
9
Ways To Wear: The Long Waistcoat
SPRING is about shedding layers - and quite literally in the case of the longer length waistcoat, your next stop on from the transitional coat (refresh yourself on ... «Vogue.co.uk, Apr 15»
10
Mickey Rourke takes his leather waistcoat from day to night
The Wrestler star, 62, stepped out on Sunday wearing a brown leather waistcoat which he wore over a bare-chest as he met a friend for a coffee and a cigarette ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Waistcoat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/waistcoat>. Jul 2020 ».
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