Origin: in allusion to Joseph's coat: Gen. 37:3a woman's long riding coat, with a cape, worn in the 18th cent.
Origin: LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Iōsēph < Heb yōsēph, lit., may he add: see Gen. 30:24
See Joseph in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: After Joseph, who left an outer garment in the hands of Potiphar's wife when he fled her attempt to seduce him (Genesis 39:12).
, Saint fl. first century A.D.
Learn more about Joseph