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gilet Line breaks: gilet
Pronunciation: /ˈʒɪleɪ/

Definition of gilet in English:

noun (plural gilets pronounced same)

A light sleeveless padded jacket.
Example sentences
  • Mrs Todd recommends a gilet, smart trousers and a T-shirt for chic and practical show wear.
  • We are also selling many gilets this autumn which allow people warmth with out the encumbrance of a jacket.
  • From the inside pocket of his gilet he drew a black piece of cloth.


Late 19th century: French, 'waistcoat', from Spanish jileco, from Turkish yelek.

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