Definition of paletot in US English:

paletot

(also paletôt)

noun

  • 1A loose coat, cloak, or other outer garment. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2A fitted jacket worn by women. Now usually more fully "paletot jacket".

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Burns (1759–1796), poet. From French paletot, † palletot kind of waistcoat, jacket worn by women or girls, overcoat, alteration of Middle French, French † palletoc.

Pronunciation

paletot

/ˈpalɪtəʊ/