Confusingly, what was once called a coat is now commonly
referred to as a
, as in a
dinner jacket, although the original meaning is still
to mean the upper part of a
, for example.
is now commonly called a coat
an outer layer of clothing such as a
is, in tailoring terms, correctly called an
overcoat, since it is worn
over the coat.
Do you know the difference between a coat & jacket? Well, you may
want to visit the fashion questions & answers section to learn more. Visit
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for an explanation.