Definition of overgarment in English:



  • A garment that is worn over others.

    ‘In Palestine, women traditionally wore an outfit comprising of pants, a dress, an overgarment, a jacket or vest, and a shoulder mantle.’
    • ‘The earliest robes were made of rectangular pieces of cotton cloth and typically three were worn: an inner robe, from the waist to the knee; an upper robe around the torso and shoulders; and an outer robe used as an overgarment.’
    • ‘The new overgarment is a two-piece, lightweight front-opening garment that can be worn as an overgarment or as a primary uniform worn over personal underwear.’
    • ‘Long flowing overgarments, called surcoats, had begun to be worn by mail-clad knights in the mid-12th century.’



/ˈōvərˌɡärm(ə)nt/ /ˈoʊvərˌɡɑrm(ə)nt/