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surtout

Syllabification: sur·tout
Pronunciation: /sərˈto͞o(t)
 
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Definition of surtout in English:

noun

historical
A man’s overcoat of a style similar to a frock coat.
Example sentences
  • As a young man he was a sight to see, coming up Regent Street in his blue surtout, military light blue trousers, and black stockings with red stripes.
  • He had a white beard and wore a black skull cap and a broad-cloth surtout, and was a most repulsive sight to see.

Origin

late 17th century: from French, from sur 'over' + tout 'everything'.

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