Definition of waistcoat:

part of speech: noun

A kind of jacket worn under the coat.

part of speech: noun

A short coat or garment without sleeves, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest: a similar garment formerly worn by women. " You'd best come like a mad woman with a band on your waistcoat."- Dekker. " Waistcoat was a part of female dress 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. Low females of the latter class were generally so attired."- Nares.

part of speech: noun

A short, sleeveless garment for men, worn under the coat; a vest.

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