Definition of jerkin
: a close-fitting hip-length usually sleeveless jacket
Recent Examples of jerkin from the Web
Jerkins recently wrapped his first season as supervising music producer for the Fox television series Empire.
Lampert goes through more costume changes than Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl: a leather motorcycle jacket, a skintight chain-mail shirt, a shiny armored jerkin.
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Origin and Etymology of jerkin
First Known Use: 1519See Words from the same year
JERKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jerkin for English Language Learners
: a type of short jacket that has no sleeves and that was worn in the past
JERKIN Defined for Kids
Definition of jerkin for Students
: a short sleeveless jacket
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