overcoat etymology

English word overcoat comes from English coat, English over-

Detailed word origin of overcoat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
coat English (eng) (countable) A covering of material, such as paint.Paint. (countable) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.Coat (clothing). (countable) The fur or feathers covering an animal's skin.Coat (animal). (obsolete) A petticoat.. (uncountable, nautical) Canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of [...]
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
overcoat English (eng) (transitive) To apply an exterior coating to. A heavy garment worn over other clothes, for protection from cold or weather.

Words with the same origin as overcoat

Descendants of coat
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