[ bley-zer ]
/ ˈbleɪ zər /


something that blazes or shines brightly.
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.
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.


Nearby words

  1. blaydon,
  2. blazar,
  3. blaze,
  4. blaze a trail,
  5. blaze orange,
  6. blazes,
  7. blazing,
  8. blazing star,
  9. blazingly,
  10. blazon

Origin of blazer

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at blaze1, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blazer


/ (ˈbleɪzə) /


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



"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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