a belted, hip-length, shirtlike jacket, usually with four patch pockets and a notched collar, adapted from the hunting coat customarily worn in the African bush.
Origin of bush jacket
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for bush coat
a casual jacket or shirt having four patch pockets and a belt
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