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noun
a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color, worn by seamen, fishermen, etc.
a jacket or short coat styled like this, worn by adults and children.
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Also called peacoat, pea coat.

Origin of pea jacket

1715–25, Americanism;pea, variant spelling of pay, pee, pie coat of coarse woolen cloth (late Middle English pee, pey, pie; akin to Dutch pij,dialectal Frisian pey,dialectal Swedish paje) + jacket; perhaps modeled on Frisian (N dial.) pijekkat

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pea jacket

peacoat

/ (ˈpiːˌkəʊt) /

noun
a sailor's short heavy double-breasted overcoat of navy wool

Word Origin for pea jacket

C18: from Dutch pijjekker, from pij coat of coarse cloth + jekker jacket
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