happi coathap·pi coat
a short, lightweight Japanese coat worn with a narrow sash over regular clothes, as to protect them from soiling
Origin of happi coatfrom Japanese happi, coat of this kind + coat
A short, lightweight Japanese jacket or robe having wide straight sleeves and an open front, often fastened with ties.
Origin of happi coatJapanese happi alteration of earlier hampi han half ( from Early Middle Chinese panh ) -pi combining form of hi arm ( from Early Middle Chinese pjiəh, pjih ) perhaps influenced by Japanese happi a cloth placed by a monk over a chair while performing a memorial service from earlier Japanese hafuhi hafu dharma (Modern Japanese hō ) hi a kind of garment