jacket

[ jak-it ]
/ ˈdʒæk ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to put a jacket on (someone or something).

Origin of jacket

1425–75; late Middle English jaket < Middle French ja(c)quet, equivalent to jaque jack4 + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for jacket

jacket

/ (ˈdʒækɪt) /

noun

verb

(tr) to put a jacket on (someone or something)
Derived Formsjacketed, adjectivejacket-like, adjective

Word Origin for jacket

C15: from Old French jaquet short jacket, from jacque peasant, from proper name Jacques James
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Word Origin and History for jacket

jacket


n.

mid-15c., "short garment for men," from Middle French jaquet "short coat with sleeves," diminutive of Old French jaque, a kind of tunic, probably from Jacque, the male proper name, also the generic name of a French peasant (see jacquerie), but possibly associated with jaque (de mailles) "short, tight-fitting coat," originally "coat of mail," from Spanish jaco, from Arabic shakk "breastplate." Iakke "a short, close-fitting stuffed or quilted tunic, often serving as a defensive garment" is attested in English from late 14c., and by c.1400 was being used for "woman's short tunic." Meaning "paper wrapper of a book" is first attested 1894.

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Medicine definitions for jacket

jacket

[ jăkĭt ]

n.

A fixed bandage applied around the body to immobilize the spine.
An artificial crown of a tooth composed of fired porcelain or acrylic resin.
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