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Jackets and coats - synonyms or related words

anorak

noun

British

a short coat with a hood (=the part that covers your head)

Barbour

a type of thick waterproof coat

blazer

noun

a type of light jacket that is often worn as part of a uniform, for example by schoolchildren or members of a sports club

body warmer

noun

British

a thick jacket with no sleeves that you wear outside when the weather is cold

bolero

noun

a short jacket for a woman

bomber jacket

noun

a short jacket that fits tightly at your waist

cagoule

noun

British

a light plastic jacket or coat with a hood that keeps you dry in wet weather

cape

noun

a loose piece of clothing without sleeves that hangs from your shoulders

cloak

noun

a long thick loose coat without sleeves, that fastens around your neck

coat

noun

a piece of clothing with long sleeves that you wear over your other clothes when you go outside. A short coat is also called a jacket and a long coat is also called an overcoat

dinner jacket

noun

a man’s black or white jacket worn on formal occasions

DJ

noun

British

a dinner jacket

donkey jacket

noun

British

a short coat made of thick dark wool, usually with a piece of leather or plastic on each shoulder. Donkey jackets are often worn by people who do outdoor work, such as building work.

duffel coat

noun

a coat made from heavy cloth that has long buttons and a hood (=a piece that covers your head)

duster

noun

American

a light coat that you wear to protect your clothes from dust

fleece

noun

British

a short jacket or pullover made of soft artificial material

flying jacket

noun

British

a short warm leather jacket, originally designed for pilots

fur

noun

a piece of clothing, especially a coat, that is made from fur

gabardine

noun

a coat or jacket made from gabardine cloth

gaberdine

another spelling of gabardine

gown

noun

a piece of formal clothing like a loose coat sometimes worn by judges, teachers, lawyers, and members of universities

greatcoat

noun

a long heavy coat, worn especially as part of a uniform

hoodie

noun

a piece of clothing with a hood that you wear on the top part of your body, usually made of thick cotton. Some people think that young men wear hoodies because they are trying to hide their face when they carry out criminal activities.

hoody

noun

another spelling of hoodiehoody

jacket

noun

a short coat that covers the upper part of the body and is made in many styles for different occasions and different kinds of weather

jerkin

noun

a short jacket without sleeves

kaross

noun

South African

a type of coat or jacket without sleeves made from the skins of animals

mac

noun

British

a coat that stops you from getting wet in the rain

mackintosh

noun

British

old-fashioned

a mac

maxi

noun

a long skirt, dress, or coat that reaches your feet

oilskin

noun

a coat or jacket made from oilskin

overall

noun

British

a light coat worn over your clothes to protect them when you are working

overcoat

noun

a long warm coat that you wear in cold weather

parka

noun

a long warm jacket with a hood (=a part to cover your head)

plastic mac

noun

British

a cheap coat made of thin plastic, used to keep you dry when it rains

raincoat

noun

a long coat made of light material that you wear when it is raining

reefer

noun

American

a reefer jacket

reefer jacket

noun

British

a jacket made of thick dark-blue wool, worn especially by sailors

shortie

adjective

informal

a shortie coat, skirt, or jacket is shorter than the usual length

slicker

noun

American

a coat worn for keeping out the rain, usually made of rubber or plastic

sports coat

noun

British

a sports jacket

sports jacket

noun

British

a man’s jacket that is worn on informal occasions

straightjacket

another spelling of straitjacket

straitjacket

noun

a jacket with very long arms that can be tied behind the back of someone who is violent to stop them from harming anyone

tails

noun

a man’s formal jacket that is short at the front and has two long pointed parts that hang down at the back

tailcoat

noun

a man’s formal jacket that is short at the front and has two long pointed parts that hang down at the back

topcoat

noun

old-fashioned

a long warm coat

trench coat

noun

a raincoat with a belt, made in the style of a military coat

tux

noun

mainly American

informal

a tuxedo

tuxedo

noun

mainly American

a dinner jacket

waterproof

noun

British

a coat or jacket that keeps you dry in wet weather

windcheater

noun

British

a jacket that protects you from the wind and rain

Open Dictionary

crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

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