Definitions

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  • n. A coat with short flaps

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coat with short flaps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A close-fitting coat with short tails.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short close-fitting coat

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The matrons wear in addition a skin cut like the tails of the coatee formerly worn by our dragoons.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • The face towels had been excellent value and just what Margaret wanted, the space gun for Robby and the rabbit for Jean were highly satisfactory, and that evening coatee was just the thing she herself needed, warm but dressy.

    4.50 From Paddington

  • "Wantum coatee," said Mr. Merwin to the sleepy-eyed Oriental who shuffled up with a grunt.

    More Toasts

  • For Jill, in the twinkling of a star, had let fall the enveloping cloak, standing for one second like some exotic bit of statuary in her black billowing satin trousers and infinitesimal coatee over a silver-spangled frothy vest, her great eyes dancing with glee over the face veil.

    Desert Love

  • She took with her only what a native woman of good class would take; she wore a faded old blue and white chequered sarong with a white coatee.

    A Town Like Alice

  • No soldier, who has been reduced to his coatee in a campaign, but must have sighed after his original smock-frock, or any other outer covering that had at least some pretensions to being useful.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846

  • The infantry of our own army -- the successors of those noble fellows that walked across Spain -- have no better covering for their backs than the scanty and useless coatee; in this they parade, and in this they are supposed to fight.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846

  • As if the world were his, he swung into the bar, where he found two yokels listening to the half-drunken lamentations of a middle-aged, plum-cheeked fellow in a shabby blue livery coatee with shabbier gilt buttons; and even while he was giving his order for a glass of mild, and

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick

  • Having taken down these notes, Miss Silver sat back in her chair and picked up the pale pink coatee.

    Lonesome Road

  • Old Mrs. Fairfield appeared, carrying the boy in his little flannel coatee.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

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  • The previous comment gives an example how the voicing of related consonant pairs may impart an extremely clear distinction in meanings - goatee vs coatee.

    March 22, 2011

  • I accidentally buttoned my goatee to the top of my coatee. Silly me.

    March 18, 2011