Definition of white coat in English:

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white coat


A long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers.
Example sentences
  • He looked up to see a doctor in a long white coat walking towards him.
  • The white coat of one of the medics is spattered with blood.
  • Nurses and doctors in white coats were running in and out of rooms, while still trying to maintain quiet around the waiting room.


men in white coats

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
More example sentences
  • They'd probably have rung the men in white coats to take me away.
  • She even squeezed out a slim book on the subject before the men in white coats came for her.
  • The father becomes enraged at the son and has to be dragged away himself by men in white coats.

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