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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mon′key jack`et(n.)

  1. Category: Clothing

    Ref: mess jacket.

Origin of monkey jacket:

1820–30; so called from its resemblance to the jacket worn by an organ-grinder's monkey

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mess jacket, monkey jacket, shell jacket(noun)

    waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners


  1. monkey jacket(Noun)

    A type of close-fit jacket worn by sailors

  2. monkey jacket(Noun)

    A semiformal lightweight jacket, usually made of nylon, with striped cuffs and neck, similar to an MA-1 flight jacket.


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