- a short, close-fitting jacket or coat, formerly worn by sailors.
Origin of monkey jacket
Examples from the Web for monkey jacket
Historical Examples of monkey jacket
Having laid himself on his bunk, Farnborough drew an envelope from the inside breast-coat pocket of his monkey-jacket.
Underneath his great-coat he wore his monkey-jacket, three sweaters, and a muffler.
"I shall be quite willing, I am sure," said the man in the monkey-jacket with imperturbable effrontery.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,
George Alfred Townsend
The fellow took a firm grip of my monkey-jacket, and I made for the door.The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3
William Clark Russell
Pete was still in his stocking cap and Wellington boots, but he had a monkey-jacket over his blue guernsey.The Manxman
- a short close-fitting jacket, esp a waist-length jacket similar to a mess jacket