noun (plural cote-hardies)historical
A medieval close-fitting tunic with sleeves, worn by both sexes.
- It is a band sewn around the elbow of the cote-hardie sleeve with the end hanging as a streamer.
- These men are most likely wearing chemises as the first layer between the cote or cote-hardie and the skin.
- There are many more terms, but usually they relate to eras pre 1750 and include medieval terms for coats such as cote-hardie or ancient terms such as chlamys.
Middle English: from Old French, from cote 'coat' + hardie (feminine) 'bold'.
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