Definition of redingote in English:

redingote

Syllabification: red·in·gote
Pronunciation: /ˈrediNGˌgōt
 
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noun

1A woman’s long coat with a cutaway or contrasting front.
More example sentences
  • He sent out a model wearing a denim redingote coat over an indigo lace petticoat - and he is such a skilled designer you don't really see a price difference between the two pieces.
  • The couture-like short coat with three-quarter-length sleeves made a noteworthy comeback, together with redingotes, lamb chop sleeves optional.
  • The redingote is an indispensable feature in the coat segment.
1.1A man’s double-breasted topcoat with a full skirt.
More example sentences
  • The laughter begins slowly at the bottom of the orchestra pit and wells gradually toward the back; it seems to say it's OK not to be counted, you'll belong eventually even if you're not wearing the right armband or redingote.
  • Instead, he's donning a frail redingote that drifts like an extravagant bridal tress.

Origin

late 18th century: French, from English riding coat.

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