Part of speech: noun

A man's vest.

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Usage examples "waistcoat":

  1. She touched her eyes carefully with her handkerchief, but a live tear had fallen on the waistcoat. - "The Happy Foreigner", Enid Bagnold.
  2. He was drawing something from his waistcoat pocket. - "An Amiable Charlatan", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. Kaskas, thinking the jeweller had been informed of the present that the fisher had made him, ingenuously replied, " I had ten of them, it is true; but some robbers whom I met on the road have carried off the other eight in the lining of my waistcoat, where I had concealed them." - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.