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blazer

[bley-zer]
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noun
  1. something that blazes or shines brightly.
  2. a sports jacket, usually a solid color or striped, having metal buttons and sometimes an insignia on the breast pocket, as one worn by a member of a club, school, or the like.
  3. a small cooking apparatus using as its source of heat a spirit lamp, hot coals, etc., used especially for preparing food at the table or outdoors.
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Origin of blazer

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at blaze1, -er1
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  • "Good hound, Blazer," cried Sir Simon, recognising the voice of his dog.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • I expected, from my knowledge of your conduct, that you would come and try and get the blazer.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • My hand went to the pocket of my blazer where I had a little revolver.

    The White Invaders

    Raymond King Cummings

  • At the time of the Roberts fight, he was running the sawmill for Dr. Blazer.

  • He said, more to himself than to anyone else, "Blazer's guns was found in his cabin."

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard


British Dictionary definitions for blazer

blazer

noun
  1. a fairly lightweight jacket, often striped or in the colours of a sports club, school, etc
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Word Origin and History for blazer

n.

"bright-colored jacket," 1880, British university slang, from blaze (n.1), in reference to the red flannel jackets worn by the Lady Margaret, St. John College, Cambridge, boating club. Earlier it had been used in American English in the sense "something which attracts attention" (1845).

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