Definition of pea jacket in English:

pea jacket

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(also pea coat)

noun

  • A short double-breasted overcoat of coarse woollen cloth, formerly worn by sailors.
    More example sentences
    • Don it with just about any type of outerwear: a leather jacket, a pea coat, and most definitely a parka.
    • I hide the purple pea coat under my wet yellow raincoat, dash back into the restaurant, go straight for the ladies room.
    • The man was holding a piece of paper and a valise, wearing a large black hat and a pea coat.

Origin

early 18th century: probably from Dutch pijjakker, from pij 'coat of coarse cloth' + jekker 'jacket'. The change in the ending was due to association with jacket.

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