1) A woman’s garment, clothing for the upper part of the body.

1572 one kirtle of clothe of golde ... with overbodie of yalow damaske, Skipton Castle

1615 stealing a woman’s overbody value 8d and a pare of sleeves, value 20d, Carlton Miniott

1629 one white coat, one green overbody, Lees in Bowland. It was frequently linked in wills with ‘sleeves’.

dates 1572 1615 1629

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