Eton jacket

  1. a boy's black waist-length jacket with wide lapels and an open front, as worn by students at Eton College.

  2. a similar short jacket worn by women.

Origin of Eton jacket

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby Eton jacket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Eton jacket in a sentence

  • I saw him in his little Eton jacket and broad turned-down collar, his sweet young face fresh as the morning.

    A Woman's Part in a Revolution | Natalie Harris Hammond
  • Perhaps no other coat which a boy wears is so well known as the Eton jacket.

    The Heritage of Dress | Wilfred Mark Webb
  • You were a little shaver in an Eton-jacket and round collar.

    The Gateless Barrier | Lucas Malet
  • I wore an Eton jacket and turn-down collar; he wore a "tail" coat, a stand-up collar, and a stock.

  • They see you in an Eton jacket once, and you're printed in it for ever.

    Rest Harrow | Maurice Hewlett

British Dictionary definitions for Eton jacket

Eton jacket

  1. a waist-length jacket with a V-shaped back, open in front, formerly worn by pupils of Eton College

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