Definition of cote-hardie in English:

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cote-hardie

Pronunciation: /ˌkōtˈärdē/ /ˌkōtˈhärdē/

noun (plural cote-hardies)

historical
A medieval close-fitting tunic with sleeves, worn by both sexes.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from cote 'coat' + hardie (feminine) 'bold'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cote-har·die

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