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coatigan Line breaks: coati|gan
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊtɪɡ(ə)n/

Definition of coatigan in English:


A long cardigan for women, made of thick yarn and designed to be worn as a coat.
Example sentences
  • The coatigan is the perfect answer for when it's too cold for a T-shirt, but still too warm for a coat.
  • When I was first introduced to the concept of the coatigan, I admit I did not see myself embracing it.
  • In 2009, she was one of the first people I saw wearing a coatigan.


1990s: blend of coat and cardigan.

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