One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a coat) cut to swing as the wearer moves.
- ‘This is the standard swingback coat of the 1950's.’
- ‘The luxurious swingback design gives a very flattering slim line.’
- ‘The mink-collared swingback coat looks as if it might have waltzed out of a Doris Day movie.’
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