happi coat


happi coat
happi coat [hap′ē]
n.
[< Jpn + COAT]
a short, lightweight Japanese coat worn with a narrow sash over regular clothes, as to protect them from soiling

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  • happi coat — /ˈhæpi koʊt/ (say hapee koht) noun 1. a Japanese style of light overcoat with straight sleeves, drawn in at the waist with a narrow sash, originally worn by house servants and so having the family crest on the back. 2. a coat in a similar style,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • happi coat — /hap ee/, (sometimes caps.) a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash. [1875 80; < Japn, earlier fappi, var. of fan pi < MChin, equiv. to Chin bàn half + bèi wear] * * * …   Universalium

  • happi coat — /hap ee/, (sometimes caps.) a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash. [1875 80; < Japn, earlier fappi, var. of fan pi < MChin, equiv. to Chin bàn half + bèi wear] …   Useful english dictionary

  • happi-coat — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Happi — (法被, 半被) is a traditional Japanese straight sleeved coat usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive mon (crest). Originally, these represented the crest of a family, as happi were worn by house servants. Later, happi… …   Wikipedia

  • happi — noun A loose, informal Japanese coat normally decorated with a distinctive crest. Syn: happi coat …   Wiktionary

  • happi — n. (pl. happis) (also happi coat) a loose informal Japanese coat. Etymology: Jap …   Useful english dictionary

  • Happi —    Originally a workman s livery coat. A short wrap around coat worn at festivals. The happi or matsuri hanten ( festival short coat ) is often paired with a hachi maki headband. In Tokyo hanten are often decorated on the back with the crest or… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • happi — [ hapi] noun (plural happis) a loose informal Japanese coat. Origin C19: Japanese …   English new terms dictionary

  • happy coat — /ˈhæpi koʊt/ (say hapee koht) noun → happi coat …   Australian English dictionary