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smoking jacket

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for smoking jacket
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  • Don't you think it would be nice if you took off those stiff things now and put on your smoking jacket and slippers?

    Mostly Mary Mary Edward Feehan
  • It made it seem like Sunday, too, because my father had his smoking jacket on.

  • He was also much fatter than when I had seen him last, and he wore a smoking jacket of purple velvet.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He took a paper from the pocket of his smoking jacket and referred to it occasionally.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • He turned on his heel and opened the door, and the man in the smoking jacket gazed after him in amazement.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
  • Will you forgive me if I change my tail-coat for a smoking jacket?

  • Didnt Yogotama see him when he went to my room to get my smoking jacket which you say he wore?

  • It was incased in a smoking jacket of velvet, and his neck was conventionally clad in collar and cravat.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Llwellyn, his coat exchanged for a smoking jacket, lay back in a leather chair in his library.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • I was listening in a big chair, my feet extended toward the hearth; a smoking jacket had replaced my dinner coat.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
British Dictionary definitions for smoking jacket

smoking jacket

a man's comfortable jacket of velvet, etc, closed by a tie belt or fastenings, worn at home
Word Origin
so called because it was formerly worn for smoking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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