1. A linen garment resembling the surplise, but with narrower sleeves, also without sleeves, worn by bishops, and by some other ecclesiastical dignitaries, in certain religious ceremonies. They see no difference between an idler with a hat and national cockade, and an idler in a cowl or in a rochet. (Burke)
2. A frock or outer garment worn in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Origin: F, dim. Fr. OHG. Rocch coat, G. Rock.
Origin: Probably corrupted fr. F. Rouget the red gurnet, from rouge red. CF. Rouge.