Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “vest”

vest

noun [C]     /vest/
C1 UK (US undershirt) a type of underwear , often with no sleeves , that covers the upper part of the body , worn for extra warmth : a cotton / wool / string vest She always wore a long-sleeved thermal vest in the winter .Underwear UK (also vest top) a shirt without sleeves , usually made out of cotton , that is worn in the summer or for sport : The cyclists were all dressed in tight lycra shorts and the official team vest. He wore a vest top and a pair of luminous shorts to the beach party .Sportswear and swimwearJumpers, shirts and tee-shirts C2 US for waistcoatCoats, jackets and cloaks
(Definition of vest noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of vest

Definitions of “vest” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More