Definition of gilet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʒɪleɪ
, ˈʒiːleɪ

noun (plural gilets pronunc. same)

  • A light sleeveless padded jacket.
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    • 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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