Definition of russet coat in English:

russet coat


  • 1A coat of russet cloth or colour, typically worn by a humble or rustic person.

  • 2A country person, a peasant; a homely or unsophisticated person. Now rare.

  • 3A russet apple. Also: the skin of such an apple; the covering of russet on the skin of an apple or pear.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Arthur. From russet + coat.


russet coat

/ˌrʌsɪt ˈkəʊt/