from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose cloak or mantle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman's cloak or mantle.
- n. A gown worn by women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cloak or mantle.
- n. Specifically A woman's cloak or outer garment; especially, a mantle open in front and displaying the skirt or petticoat.
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!! '
Female students are barred from campuses for wearing bright colors or too short a "manteau"
Elle a l'air bien penaude dans son manteau "cinquième-patte"
They are also best friends, old army buddies, and the definition of the porte manteau ‘bromance.’
Portmanteau is itself a portmanteau word formed from the French words porter (“to carry”) and manteau (“cloak”).
Although manteau = cloak and portmanteau = carry + cloak, "portmanteau word" was a coinage by Lewis Carroll, to refer to words like "chortle" chuckle + snort and so called because it resembled the Gladstone bag style of portmanteau, which has two equal compartments that fasten together in the middle.
One Response to “The Philly BikeShare initiative launches” marguerite manteau-rao Says:
But it was draped over a tight manteau and blue jeans.
Women in skintight, thigh-length “Islamic” manteau jackets had their own language and signals, and downloaded erotic images to spice up their mobile phones.
Thank you so much. marguerite manteau-rao January 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm