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jacket

jack·et

jacket

 
 
pronunciation:
jae kiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short coat that extends to the waist or hip, used as an outer garment or as part of a suit.
 
synonyms:
coat
similar words:
blazer, mackinaw, parka, pea jacket, reefer, windbreaker
definition 2: a covering made to insulate, protect, or encase what is inside.
synonyms:
casing, coat
similar words:
case, cover, covering, sheath, wrap
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jacketed, jacketing, jackets
definition: to cover or furnish with a jacket.
Word History
In the 1300s, "Jacques" was a nickname for any French peasant. A peasant's short coat was also called a Jacque, which is the origin of the English word jacket.
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