One of the rowers had but a single sleeve to his jerkin, and his hair was long and matted.
I will wrap the tools up quickly in their bag, and slip them into my jerkin.
Pray Heaven they have not found his late lordship; nay, I mind, I hid his lordship under a workman's jerkin, and—saints defend us!
A coachman in a jerkin, who stood nearest, sprang forward and snatched it up.
Above this he wore a shirt of the finest white linen, covered to the waist by a jerkin of leather overlaid with gold plates.
So, throwing it from him, he brushed the crumbs from his jerkin.
Pray Heaven they have not found his late lordship; nay, I mind, I hid his lordship under a workmen's jerkin, and—saints defend us!
Sim had crept up, and, standing behind Ralph, was plucking at his jerkin.
Did she not say that my jerkin fitted neatly when I did act as butler to her adorable Majesty three months syne?
He was plainly dressed, and wore a jerkin of leather and long boots.
1510s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Dutch jurk "a frock," but this is a modern word, itself of unknown origin, and the initial consonant presents difficulties (Dutch -j- typically becomes English -y-).