mess jacket

noun

Definition of mess jacket

: a fitted waist-length man's jacket worn especially as part of a dress uniform

First Known Use of mess jacket

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Mess jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mess%20jacket. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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