blaz·​er ˈblā-zər How to pronounce blazer (audio)
: one that blazes
: a sports jacket often with notched collar and patch pockets
blazered adjective

Example Sentences

He wore a blue blazer and khaki pants. a wool skirt and matching blazer
Recent Examples on the Web At the 20th Party Congress in late October, Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who had been the Politburo’s sole female member, stood out in her red blazer among a sea of men in black suits. Shen Lu, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2022 Hailey Bieber added a sensual edge to a matching floral set in New York City last night, pairing a black bra with her plunging blazer and skirt. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 2 Nov. 2022 Underneath, style your new blazer with this romantic white blouse from Sea or a statement sweater from Kule. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2022 From satin shirt dresses to blazer dresses to sweater dresses, the company is a great resource for chic and sensible office attire. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 Alternatively, for a more refined approach, treat yourself to a velvet Ferragamo blazer in pomegranate ($1,990). Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 Oct. 2022 Yes, there’s bold color (hello, yellow David Koma dress), snazzy patterns (that boxy Christopher John Rogers blazer was autumn fashion personified), and a dash of the daring (crop tops and denim suiting? Alice Newbold, Glamour, 24 Oct. 2022 Opting for jeans and a blazer, Amy Adams enjoys a Beverly Hills shopping trip. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 22 Oct. 2022 Apart from that, definitely two pairs of vintage Levi's jeans, one oversized and one more fitted; vintage slacks; and one perfect blazer that goes with everything. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blazer was in the 15th century

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“Blazer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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blaz·​er ˈblā-zər How to pronounce blazer (audio)
: a sports jacket in bright stripes or solid color

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