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white coat Syllabification: white coat

Definition of white coat in English:


A long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers.
Example sentences
  • He looked up to see a doctor in a long white coat walking towards him.
  • The white coat of one of the medics is spattered with blood.
  • Nurses and doctors in white coats were running in and out of rooms, while still trying to maintain quiet around the waiting room.


men in white coats
humorous Psychiatrists or psychiatric workers (used to imply that someone is mad or mentally unbalanced): I think the men in white coats will be calling soon
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