Synonyms for frock

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What instinct made you choose that shade of pale green for your frock?

I wiped his eyes with his frock, told him he was all right and called Sancho to pacify him.

The evening clothes were irreproachable; so were the frock coat and a morning suit.

“Go and change your frock before you tell me anything,” she said decidedly.

Coupeau and Lorilleux, in frock coats and with their hats in their hands, were chief mourners.

ENID snatches the frock up, as though it were the child itself.

Please, Miss Joy, the Missis says will you go to her about your frock.

This explained to the jury why in midsummer he wore a frock coat.

I told Nell not to keep worrying her about her frock, and this is the result.

The impression was heightened by his frock coat and silk hat.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French froc "a monk's habit" (12c.), of unknown origin; perhaps from Frankish *hrok or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German hroc "mantle, coat;" Old Norse rokkr, Old English rocc, Old Frisian rokk, German Rock "coat"), from PIE root *rug- "to spin."

Another theory traces it to Medieval Latin floccus, from Latin floccus "flock of wool." Meaning "outer garment for women or children" is from 1530s. Frock-coat attested by 1823.

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