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English definition of “waistcoat”

waistcoat

noun [C]     /ˈweɪs.kəʊt/ US  /-koʊt/ /ˈwes.kət/ UK (US vest)
a piece of clothing that covers the upper body but not the arms and usually has buttons down the front , worn over a shirt Coats, jackets and cloaks
(Definition of waistcoat noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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