Meaning of cote-hardie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkəʊtˌhɑːdi/

nounplural noun cote-hardies

  • A medieval close-fitting tunic with sleeves, worn by both sexes.

    ‘It is a band sewn around the elbow of the cote-hardie sleeve with the end hanging as a streamer.’
    • ‘These men are most likely wearing chemises as the first layer between the cote or cote-hardie and the skin.’
    • ‘There are many more terms, but usually they relate to eras pre 1750 and include medieval terms for coats such as cote-hardie or ancient terms such as chlamys.’
    • ‘The cote-hardies of both wives are charged with their husband's arms.’


Middle English from Old French, from cote ‘coat’ + hardie (feminine) ‘bold’.