One of the rowers had but a single sleeve to his jerkin, and his hair was long and matted.
So, throwing it from him, he brushed the crumbs from his jerkin.
Pray Heaven they have not found his late lordship; nay, I mind, I hid his lordship under a workman's jerkin, and—saints defend us!
Sim had crept up, and, standing behind Ralph, was plucking at his jerkin.
Above this he wore a shirt of the finest white linen, covered to the waist by a jerkin of leather overlaid with gold plates.
He was plainly dressed, and wore a jerkin of leather and long boots.
Pray Heaven they have not found his late lordship; nay, I mind, I hid his lordship under a workmen's jerkin, and—saints defend us!
But every man wore a shirt of mail under his doublet or jerkin.
Did she not say that my jerkin fitted neatly when I did act as butler to her adorable Majesty three months syne?
He seemed all clad in leather, for where his jerkin stopped his boots began.
1510s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Dutch jurk "a frock," but this is a modern word, itself of unknown origin, and the initial consonant presents difficulties (Dutch -j- typically becomes English -y-).