blue·​jack·​et ˈblü-ˌja-kət How to pronounce bluejacket (audio)
: an enlisted man in the navy : sailor

Examples of bluejacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bluejackets forced everyone to walk in the middle of the street for fear of falling debris. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2023 Throngs of bluejackets were ashore last evening, many of them attending the Exposition., 11 June 2018 Several offshore wind companies hope to get a portion of the market, including some local bluejackets. Olivia Koski, Popular Mechanics, 23 Nov. 2010

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'bluejacket.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluejacket was in 1776

Dictionary Entries Near bluejacket

Cite this Entry

“Bluejacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!