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Eton jacket

noun
1.
a boy's black waist-length jacket with wide lapels and an open front, as worn by students at Eton College.
2.
a similar short jacket worn by women.
Origin of Eton jacket
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • They see you in an Eton jacket once, and you're printed in it for ever.

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
  • Perhaps no other coat which a boy wears is so well known as the Eton jacket.

    The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb
  • I wore an Eton jacket and turn-down collar; he wore a "tail" coat, a stand-up collar, and a stock.

British Dictionary definitions for Eton jacket

Eton jacket

noun
1.
a waist-length jacket with a V-shaped back, open in front, formerly worn by pupils of Eton College
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