monkey jacket

monkey jacket

noun
a short, close-fitting jacket or coat, formerly worn by sailors.

Origin:
1820–30; so called from its resemblance to a jacket worn by an organ-grinder's monkey

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monkey jacket
 
n
a short close-fitting jacket, esp a waist-length jacket similar to a mess jacket

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