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mandarin jacket

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Definition of mandarin jacket in English:

noun

A straight jacket with a mandarin collar, typically of embroidered silk.
Example sentences
  • When the Manchu took control of the country, men were forced to wear long queues and mandarin jackets over their gowns.
  • Young scholars bravely wore Western-style suits, abandoning robes and mandarin jackets and cutting their braids.
  • When the Manchu took control of the country, men were forced to wear long queues and mandarin jackets over their gowns.

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