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Jácket. n.s. [jacquet, French.]

  1. A short coat; a close waistcoat.

    In a blue jacket, with a cross of red. Hubberd's Tale.

    And hens, and dogs, and hogs a feeding by;
    And here a sailor's jacket hangs to dry.

    Jack pudding, in his party-colour'd jacket,
    Tosses the glove, and jokes at ev'ry packet.

  2. To beat one's Jacket, is to beat the man.

    She fell upon the jacket of the parson, who stood gaping at her. L'Estrange.

Sources: Gay, John (51) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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