Happi Coat Definition

A short, lightweight Japanese coat worn with a narrow sash over regular clothes, as to protect them from soiling.
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Origin of Happi Coat

  • Japanese 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 ) hi a kind of garment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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