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smoking jacket

a loose-fitting jacket for men, often of a heavy fabric and trimmed with braid, worn indoors, especially as a lounging jacket.
Origin of smoking jacket
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for smoking-jacket
Historical Examples
  • Don't wear slippers or dressing-gown or smoking-jacket out of your own house.

  • I soon arrived at my apartments, and got into a smoking-jacket.

  • Mr. Fricker discovered this disconcerting circumstance when he had got into his smoking-jacket and slippers.

  • Then I dashed into my bedroom to chuck the smoking-jacket and get into a coat.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • And with a sigh I tossed him one of the rubies and dropped the other in the pocket of my smoking-jacket.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • Ida sent Josephine up-stairs to get his smoking-jacket and slippers, and Maria thought She was very kind to her father.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Blackton himself, comfortably dressed in duck trousers and a smoking-jacket, and puffing on a pipe, opened the front door for him.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • A minute later Oliver stood meditating in his own room, where he had just donned his smoking-jacket.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The Englishman took a pipe from his smoking-jacket, and drew a chair beside the consul.

  • Then, before joining Letitia, I donned my smoking-jacket, and felt exquisitely at home.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
British Dictionary definitions for smoking-jacket

smoking jacket

a man's comfortable jacket of velvet, etc, closed by a tie belt or fastenings, worn at home
Word Origin
so called because it was formerly worn for smoking
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