something that blazes or shines brightly.
a sports jacket, usually a solid color or striped, having metal buttons and sometimes an insignia on the breast pocket, as one worn by a member of a club, school, or the like.
a small cooking apparatus using as its source of heat a spirit lamp, hot coals, etc., used especially for preparing food at the table or outdoors.

1400–50; late Middle English; see blaze1, -er1 Unabridged
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blazer (ˈbleɪzə)
a fairly lightweight jacket, often striped or in the colours of a sports club, school, etc

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Word Origin & History

"bright-colored jacket," 1880, British university slang, from blaze (1), in reference to the red flannel jackets worn by the Lady Margaret, St. John College, Cambridge boating club.
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Example sentences
Seated on a stool with hands folded primly on its lap, it wore a bright pink
  blazer and gray slacks.
He wore an argyle sweater, a blue canvas blazer, and a face mask against the
  tear gas.
He's wandering through a cemetery, wearing a shabby blazer, with the air of a
  distracted groundskeeper.
On this afternoon he is sporting a more typical academic costume of jeans and a
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