- a loose-fitting jacket for men, often of a heavy fabric and trimmed with braid, worn indoors, especially as a lounging jacket.
Origin of smoking jacket
First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for smoking jacket
I soon arrived at my apartments, and got into a smoking-jacket.
Then I dashed into my bedroom to chuck the smoking-jacket and get into a coat.The Haunted Pajamas
Francis Perry Elliott
Ida sent Josephine up-stairs to get his smoking-jacket and slippers, and Maria thought She was very kind to her father.By the Light of the Soul
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Mr. Fricker discovered this disconcerting circumstance when he had got into his smoking-jacket and slippers.The Intrusions of Peggy
Blackton himself, comfortably dressed in duck trousers and a smoking-jacket, and puffing on a pipe, opened the front door for him.The Hunted Woman
James Oliver Curwood
- a man's comfortable jacket of velvet, etc, closed by a tie belt or fastenings, worn at home
so called because it was formerly worn for smoking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012