mess-jacket

mess jacket

noun
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:
1890–95

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

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