Definition of revers in US English:



  • The turned-back edge of a garment revealing the undersurface, especially at the lapel.

    • ‘In a 1920s suit that is featured in the exhibition, the white lining of the black jacket extends to the revers, or lapel facings, a typical Chanel detail that was taken from men's military uniforms.’
    • ‘The revers of the hood are covered in black velvet.’
    • ‘For the judges, the robes are mainly black, though they have broad red satin revers and cuffs.’


Mid 19th century: from French, literally ‘reverse’.