smoking jacket

noun
  1. a loose-fitting jacket for men, often of a heavy fabric and trimmed with braid, worn indoors, especially as a lounging jacket.

Origin of smoking jacket

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for smoking jacket

Historical Examples of smoking jacket

  • I soon arrived at my apartments, and got into a smoking-jacket.

  • Then I dashed into my bedroom to chuck the smoking-jacket and get into a coat.

    The Haunted Pajamas

    Francis Perry Elliott

  • Ida sent Josephine up-stairs to get his smoking-jacket and slippers, and Maria thought She was very kind to her father.

    By the Light of the Soul

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Mr. Fricker discovered this disconcerting circumstance when he had got into his smoking-jacket and slippers.

  • Blackton himself, comfortably dressed in duck trousers and a smoking-jacket, and puffing on a pipe, opened the front door for him.

    The Hunted Woman

    James Oliver Curwood


British Dictionary definitions for smoking jacket

smoking jacket

noun
  1. a man's comfortable jacket of velvet, etc, closed by a tie belt or fastenings, worn at home

Word Origin for smoking jacket

so called because it was formerly worn for smoking
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