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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [duhb-uh l bres-tid]
    • /ˈdʌb əl ˈbrɛs tɪd/
    • /ˈdʌbl brest.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhb-uh l bres-tid]
    • /ˈdʌb əl ˈbrɛs tɪd/

Definitions of double-breasted word

  • adjective double-breasted (of a coat, jacket, etc.) overlapping sufficiently in front to allow for two rows of buttons. 1
  • adjective double-breasted (of a suit) having a coat or jacket that so overlaps. 1
  • adjective double-breasted jacket: front has two rows of buttons 1
  • adjective double-breasted A double-breasted jacket or suit has two very wide sections at the front of the jacket which fit over one another when you button them up. 0
  • adjective double-breasted (of a garment) having overlapping fronts such as to give a double thickness of cloth 0
  • adjective double-breasted overlapping so as to provide a double thickness of material across the chest, and having a double row of buttons 0

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Origin of double-breasted

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1700

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Parts of speech for Double-breasted


double-breasted popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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