Definition of Eton jacket in English:

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Eton jacket

Pronunciation: /ˌētn ˈjakət/


A short jacket reaching only to the waist, typically black and having a point at the back, formerly worn by students at Eton College.
Example sentences
  • You had to wear something much worse - the Eton jacket, vulgarly known as the ‘bum freezer’, which was essentially a tail suit without the tails.
  • The uniform consisted of a short skirt with leather leggings and Eton jacket.

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Syllabification: E·ton jack·et

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