One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A short, thick military overcoat or duffel coat.
- ‘The original British warm takes its fabric and styling from the greatcoats worn by officers during the First World War.’
- ‘We were issued with British warms, Spine Pads, neck Protectors & goggles, evidently we were to have a ‘place in the sun’.’
- ‘In London yesterday straight-backed gentlemen in British warms and rows of medals saluted as wreaths were laid at the war memorial unveiled at Hyde Park Corner.’
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