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Definition of vest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a short piece of clothing with buttons down the front but no sleeves, usually worn over a shirt and under a jacket, often forming part of a man's suit
  2. 2an informal piece of clothing without sleeves that is pulled over the head or has buttons down the front knitted vests for women a V-neck sweater vest
  3. 3a special piece of clothing that covers the upper part of the body a bulletproof vest a down vest
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: vest