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jack·et

jacket

 
pronunciation:
jae kiht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short coat used as a piece of outer clothing.
 
synonyms:
coat
similar words:
parka
definition 2: a covering made to protect or keep warm what is inside.
The title of the book is printed on its jacket.
synonyms:
coat
similar words:
case, cover, covering, sheath, wrap
Word History
In the 1300s, "Jacques" was a nickname for any French peasant. A peasant's short coat was also called a Jacque, which is the origin of the English word jacket.
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