mess jacket
noun Date: 1878 a fitted waist-length man's jacket worn especially as part of a dress uniform

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mess jacket — n. a man s short, closefitting jacket worn for semiformal dress, as by the military, or as part of the uniform of waiters, etc …   English World dictionary

  • mess jacket — noun waist length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners • Syn: ↑monkey jacket, ↑shell jacket • Hypernyms: ↑jacket * * * noun : a man s semiformal tailless jacket for social or service wear,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess jacket — mess′ jack et n. clo a close fitting, waist length jacket worn by men esp. as part of a uniform • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • mess jacket — n. monkey jacket, shell jacket, tight fitting evening jacket worn as part of a uniform (by officers in the mess for formal dinners) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mess jacket — noun a short jacket worn by a military officer on formal occasions in the mess …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess jacket — /ˈmɛs dʒækət/ (say mes jakuht) noun a short jacket cut to a point at the back and reaching only to the waist, worn at dinner in the officers mess on special occasions …   Australian English dictionary

  • mess jacket — a short, tailless jacket extending to just below the waist, used for semiformal military occasions and now esp. as part of the uniform of waiters, bellhops, etc. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mess jacket (civil) — The civil mess jacket is a type of jacket that ends at the waist, has double breasting but doesn’t fasten. It was borrowed from the military mess dress during the 1930s as an alternative to the white dinner jacket in hot and tropical weather for… …   Wikipedia

  • Mess dress — Three Canadian officers in shawl or rolled collar jacket and waistcoat style mess dress or mess kit. Miniature medals and other accoutrements are also worn. Mess dress is the military term for the formal evening dress worn in the mess or at other …   Wikipedia

  • Jacket — This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Jacket (disambiguation). A jacket is a hip or waist length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter fitting …   Wikipedia

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