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vestnoun [C]

uk   us   /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. 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.C2 US (UK waistcoat) a piece of clothing that covers the upper body but not the arms and usually has buttons down the front, worn over a shirt mainly US (UK also gilet, bodywarmer) a piece of clothing like a jacket without sleeves, that is worn over other clothes for warmth or protection: Wear something warm, like a fleece jacket or a down vest.
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