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mess jacket

noun
1.
a short, tailless jacket extending to just below the waist, used for semiformal military occasions and now especially as part of the uniform of waiters, bellhops, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for mess jacket

mess jacket

noun
1.
a waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back, worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners
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