- A long, loose fitting top worn over a skirt is an example of a tunic.
- A short coat worn by a police officer is an example of a tunic.
The definition of a tunic is a long, loose-fitting garment such as a loose shirt worn over pants, or is a tight-fitting short coat that is part of some military and police uniforms.
- a loose, gownlike garment worn by men and women in ancient Greece and Rome
- a blouselike garment extending to the hips or lower, usually gathered at the waist, often with a belt
- Chiefly Brit. a short coat forming part of the uniform of soldiers, policemen, etc.
- a vestment worn over the alb, as formerly by a subdeacon, or by a bishop under the dalmatic
- a natural covering of a plant, animal, etc.
Origin of tunicClassical Latin tunica from an unverified form ktunica, of Semitic origin, originally (prob. via Punic), as in Aramaic kt?n?, Phoenician ktn, garment worn next to the skin (from source Classical Greek chit?n)
- a. A loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless, extending to the knees and worn especially in ancient Greece and Rome.b. A medieval surcoat.
- A long, plain, close-fitting jacket, usually having a stiff high collar and worn as part of a uniform.
- A loose-fitting, pullover, collarless shirt that falls to the hip or thigh and is often drawn in at the waist and worn over leggings or pants.
- Anatomy A coat or layer enveloping an organ or part.
- Botany A loose membranous outer covering of a bulb or corm, as of an onion, tulip, or crocus.
- See tunicle.
Origin of tunicMiddle English tunik from Old French tunique from Latin tunica of Phoenician origin Hebrew kuttōnet, kətōnet from Central Semitic kuttān, *kittān ; see chiton.
- A garment worn over the torso, with or without sleeves, and of various lengths reaching from the hips to the ankles.
- cutin, cut in