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n.
A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest.
n.
A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume.
n.
One wearing a waistcoat; esp., a woman wearing one uncovered, or thought fit for such a habit; hence, a loose woman; strumpet.
n.
A fabric designed for waistcoats; esp., one in which there is a pattern, differently colored yarns being used.

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