Definition of greycoat in English:

greycoat

noun

historical
  • 1A member of a military or police force whose uniform includes, or consists of, a grey coat; specifically (US) a soldier of the Confederate army in the American Civil War (1861–5).

  • 2British. A person distinguished by wearing a grey woollen coat; specifically (a) a yeoman in the former county of Cumberland (now part of Cumbria); (b) a clothier in Kent. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From grey + coat. Compare grey-coated.

Pronunciation

greycoat

/ˈɡreɪkəʊt/