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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JACKET

"I'll walk a bit with you," said his sister, donning her jacket and a cap.

Viviette, coming in later in hat and jacket, found him busily writing.

Katy's fingers were shaking as she lifted the jacket and Linda slipped into it.

The sleeves of her jacket had been torn, and were mended with a material of another colour.

Then tapping the breast-pocket of his jacket: “And yet I am the force,” he went on.

The old greasy is the jacket, and Mr. Don obediently gets into it.

I forgot to tell you, my dear, that I met him going about in jacket and trousers!

At last she threw off her hat and jacket, and, turning, went below.

I eyed him up--my eyes came just to the top button of his jacket.

Suddenly he grasped Ora's jacket, tore it open at the throat.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JACKET

binding

nouncover; something which fastens

blazer

nounlightweight jacket
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