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white coat

Syllabification: white coat

Definition of white coat in English:

noun

A long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers.
Example sentences
  • When I began this book I thought scientists had no emotional life, they were men and women in white coats.
  • Medical students from a Rome teaching hospital bicycled through the capital wearing their white coats and stethoscopes to protest against the cuts in spending on research.
  • She is a natural listener and it is easy to imagine her in a white coat with a stethoscope in her pocket, dispensing sympathy and stern wisdom at the bedside.

Phrases

men in white coats

1
humorous Psychiatrists or psychiatric workers (used to imply that someone is mad or mentally unbalanced): I think the men in white coats will be calling soon

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