pea jacket


Examples of pea jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mixtape Exhibit features an array of artifacts including The Notorious B.I.G.’s iconic red leather pea jacket, LL Cool J’s red Kangol bucket hat, and more. Okla Jones, Essence, 8 Sep. 2023

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Word History


by folk etymology from Dutch pijjekker, from pij, a kind of cloth + jekker jacket

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pea jacket was in 1721

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“Pea jacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

pea jacket

: a heavy woolen double-breasted jacket originally worn by sailors
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