jacket

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noun

jack·​et ˈja-kət How to pronounce jacket (audio)
1
a
: a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening, collar, lapels, sleeves, and pockets
b
: something worn or fastened around the body but not for use as clothing
2
a(1)
: the natural covering of an animal
(2)
: the fur or wool of a mammal
b
: the skin of a potato
3
: an outer covering or casing: such as
a(1)
: a thermally nonconducting cover
(2)
: a covering that encloses an intermediate space through which a temperature-controlling fluid circulates
(3)
: a tough cold-worked metal casing that forms the outer shell of a built-up bullet
b(1)
: a wrapper or open envelope for a document
(2)
: an envelope for enclosing registered mail during delivery from one post office to another
c(1)
: a detachable protective cover for a book
(2)
: a paper or cardboard envelope for a phonograph record
jacketless adjective

jacket

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verb

jacketed; jacketing; jackets

transitive verb

: to put a jacket on : enclose in or with a jacket

Examples of jacket in a Sentence

Noun a suit with a double-breasted jacket slip the art book into its jacket so it won't get dirty
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The dress itself goes on like a jacket and buttons up the front. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 1 July 2024 Iconic rapper and producer and previous ESSENCE Festival of Culture performer Jermaine Dupri wore a classy black-and-white look with a letterman jacket paired with cargo-style shorts and studded black loafers. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 1 July 2024
Verb
On December 31, the 24-year-old pop star attended Kelce's game against the Cincinnati Bengals wearing a slightly different version of the Chiefs letterman jacket her boyfriend wore on Christmas Day. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 1 Jan. 2024 And that Chiefs jacket the pop superstar has been spotted wearing? Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 17 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for jacket 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English jaket, from Anglo-French jackés, plural, diminutive of Middle French jaque short jacket, from jacques peasant, from the name Jacques James

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1856, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacket. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

jacket

noun
jack·​et
ˈjak-ət
1
: a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening, collar, and sleeves
2
: an outer covering or casing: as
a
: a tough metal covering on a bullet or projectile
b
: a coating or covering of a nonconducting material used to prevent heat radiation
c
: an outer paper wrapper on a bound book
jacketed
-ət-əd
adjective

Medical Definition

jacket

noun
jack·​et ˈjak-ət How to pronounce jacket (audio)
1
: a rigid covering that envelops the upper body and provides support, correction, or restraint
2

Legal Definition

jacket

noun
jack·​et
: a standard insurance policy to which other coverage or exclusions may be attached

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