Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flannel garment worn under the outer clothes; an under-vest or under-petticoat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A hardy little boy, who had taken the lead in the race round the margin of the lake, did not hesitate a moment to strip off his wylie-coat, plunge into the water, and swim towards the object of their common solicitude.

    The Abbot

  • We can shape their wylie-coat, but no their weird.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • Lady Dalgarno were to sell all she has, even to her very wylie-coat, she canna gie them back the fair Castle of Glenvarloch — that is lost and gane — lost and gane.”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Dalgarno were to sell all she has, even to her very wylie-coat, she canna gie them back the fair Castle of Glenvarloch -- that is lost and gane -- lost and gane. "

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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  • "A flannel garment worn under the outer clothes; an under-vest or under-petticoat."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 12, 2011