Definitions

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

  • n. A waistcoat; a vest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. waistcoat

Etymologies

Variant of waistcoat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From waistcoat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The shaving was finished at last and the homespun "weskit" donned.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 19, June, 1891

  • The Shakers appear to dress oddly, if Artemus has any ground for saying "a solum female, lookin somewhat like a last year's bean-pole stuck into a long meal-bag, cum in and axed me was I athurst, and did I hunger," and for addressing Elder Uriah in the words, "If I may be so bold, kind Sir, what's the price of that pecooler kind of weskit you wear, incloodin trimmins?"

    Current Literature

  • EJ Morten6 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Greater Manchester M20 6WA, 0161-445 7629So delightfully old-fashioned is Eric Morten's bookshop that you might feel almost awkward to be browsing it without a weskit and mutton-chop whiskers.

    Independent bookshops in north-west England

  • One was a swell minis-try ruffian, a genteel lantern-jaw with a flowered weskit and brass knuckles in his fob, no doubt; the other was your complete politico, with the pudding face of a bad-tempered baby and no nonsense.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Tall chap in a broadcloth coat and fancy weskit, long hair and even longer moustaches carefully combed, smiling down at me while he swung the watch; he burst out laughing as I jumped up and pumped his hand, and then we roared and exclaimed and slapped each other on the back and called for drink, and then we sat down and grinned at each other across the table.

    Isabelle

  • It was black as the earl of hell's weskit, but there, miles ahead in the distance, were five or six flaring points of light-Indian camp-fires, without a doubt, along the river bank.

    Isabelle

  • He took his finger out of my weskit and flourished it aloft.

    THE NUMBERS

  • J.B. made a rumbling noise, his hand twitched at his coat, and for an awful second I thought he was going for his gun, but he just hooked his thumbs into his weskit.

    THE NUMBERS

  • He leaned against the mantel again, his thumbs in his weskit, and gloated at me ..

    Watershed

  • The shark took fifteen pounds off him before dropping the last ball - off three cushions, just for swank - and then dusted his fancy weskit, thanked the flat with a leer, and sauntered off whistling and calling the waiter for champagne.

    The Sky Writer

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  • From "A Field of Snow on a Slope of the Rosenberg" by Guy Davenport.

    January 19, 2010