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overgarment

Syllabification: o·ver·gar·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌɡärmənt
 
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Definition of overgarment in English:

noun

A garment that is worn over others.
Example sentences
  • In Palestine, women traditionally wore an outfit comprising of pants, a dress, an overgarment, a jacket or vest, and a shoulder mantle.
  • The earliest robes were made of rectangular pieces of cotton cloth and typically three were worn: an inner robe, from the waist to the knee; an upper robe around the torso and shoulders; and an outer robe used as an overgarment.
  • The new overgarment is a two-piece, lightweight front-opening garment that can be worn as an overgarment or as a primary uniform worn over personal underwear.

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