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smoking jacket

noun
1.
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
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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Examples from the Web for smoking jacket
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  • It made it seem like Sunday, too, because my father had his smoking jacket on.

  • He took a paper from the pocket of his smoking jacket and referred to it occasionally.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • Will you forgive me if I change my tail-coat for a smoking jacket?

  • 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
  • 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
  • The little clock on the mantel pointed to half-past nine as he took off his smoking jacket and called for his coat and hat.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • Theydon was in the pipe and book stage, having exchanged his dress coat for a smoking jacket.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • His valet relieved him of his dresscoat and smoothed the smoking jacket around him.

    Jacob's Ladder

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

  • He hastened to tie his tie and pull on a smoking jacket, listening all the while to his wife's modulated but gay young voice.

    The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for smoking jacket

smoking jacket

noun
1.
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
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