dress coat

dress coat

dress coat ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. tail coat.

Origin of dress coat First recorded in 1760–70 Related formsdress-coat·ed, adjective Examples from the Web for dress coat Historical Examples of dress coat

  • Sutherland’s style was that of a gentleman who must wear out his dress-coat.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • Of coats, the frock is better than the evening or dress-coat.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851


  • When he wishes, he puts on a dress-coat; when not, he goes so, and all right!

    Children of the Soil

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • He is dressed entirely in black; wearing a dress-coat, and not a frock.

    From the Easy Chair, vol. 1

    George William Curtis

  • Dine in your frock, my good friend, and welcome, if your dress-coat is in the country.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • British Dictionary definitions for dress coat dress coat noun

    1. a man’s formal tailcoat with a cutaway skirt
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