Definition of manteau in English:

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manteau

Pronunciation: /ˈmantəʊ/

noun

1A loose gown or cloak worn by women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
1.1A long, loose coat or overshirt worn by Muslim women.
Example sentences
  • The latter disdain, in much larger numbers than any-where else but Tehran, the chador and appear in what might be called ‘sexy hejab, ‘a snug-fitting manteau, or housecoat, a scarf barely covering their hair and full makeup.’
  • Another time, I woke up very late in the morning and ran to school, forgetting to change my pajama pants which I thought would not be important anyway, as my manteau was really long and my pants couldn't be easily seen.
  • Cumming says she didn't find wearing the manteau and scarf oppressive.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French; compare with mantua.

Words that rhyme with manteau

canto, Esperanto, panto, portmanteau

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: man|teau

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