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  1. a sailor, especially in the U.S. or British navies.
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Origin of bluejacket

First recorded in 1820–30; blue + jacket
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Examples from the Web for bluejacket

Historical Examples

  • I was there and heard an Irish bluejacket cursing them as a disgrace to his country.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • But to the European mind our bluejacket is still something of an anomaly.

    A Traveller in War-Time

    Winston Churchill

  • The American bluejacket will not try to get revenge again, for he lost.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews

  • That is not calling you cowards, either, the bluejacket continued.

  • The Naval Brigade also had one bluejacket wounded, but not seriously.

    Four Months Besieged

    H. H. S. Pearse

British Dictionary definitions for bluejacket


  1. a sailor in the Navy
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