Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loose cloak or mantle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cloak or mantle.
  • noun Specifically A woman's cloak or outer garment; especially, a mantle open in front and displaying the skirt or petticoat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A woman's cloak or mantle.
  • noun obsolete A gown worn by women.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French mantel; see mantle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French manteau ("mantle"). Compare mantle.

Examples

  • Un jour j'e suis fait un trip sur Sephiroth en train de s'acheter c fringue 'Ouais j'veux un grand manteau style avec des ceinture sur le torse * mate un manteau*' non pas assez long rooooh pis ya pas ma taille!! '

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  • Female students are barred from campuses for wearing bright colors or too short a "manteau"

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  • Female students are barred from campuses for wearing bright colors or too short a "manteau"

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  • Female students are barred from campuses for wearing bright colors or too short a "manteau"

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  • Female students are barred from campuses for wearing bright colors or too short a "manteau"

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  • Elle a l'air bien penaude dans son manteau "cinquième-patte"

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  • Elle a l'air bien penaude dans son manteau "cinquième-patte"

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  • Portmanteau is itself a portmanteau word formed from the French words porter (“to carry”) and manteau (“cloak”).

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