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Waistcoats

Scope note

Use for close-fitting main garments extending to below the waistline. Usually front buttoning and sleeveless, but may have sleeves, especially garments from the 18th century. Worn over a shirt and under a coat or jacket. For close-fitting main garments extending to the waist or just below that are sleeveless and usually collarless, use "vest (main garments)."

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000216053

Equivalent Terms used

waistcoat

Created

12yrs ago

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