Definition of tunic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtjuːnɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːnɪk//
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  1. 1a loose piece of clothing covering the body down to the knees, usually without sleeves, as worn in ancient Greece and Rome
  2. 2a piece of women’s clothing like a tunic, that reaches to the hips and is worn over trousers/pants or a skirt
  3. 3(British English) a tightly fitting jacket worn as part of a uniform by police officers, soldiers, etc.
  4. Word OriginOld English, from Old French tunique or Latin tunica.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tunic