One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a person (especially a soldier): that wears a red coat.
2Of a thing: coated with red; having a red covering or surface.
3Of an animal: that has red colouring, fur, etc.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Jackson (1600–1648). From red + coated.
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