jerkin

[ jur-kin ]
/ ˈdʒɜr kɪn /

noun

a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless, as one of leather worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Origin of jerkin

First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for jerkin

jerkin
/ (ˈdʒɜːkɪn) /

noun

a sleeveless and collarless short jacket worn by men or women
a man's sleeveless and collarless fitted jacket, often made of leather, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries

Word Origin for jerkin

C16: of unknown origin
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