Jacket

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This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Jacket (disambiguation).

A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

Etymology[edit]

The word jacket comes from the French word jaquette. The term comes from the Middle French noun jaquet, which refers to a small or lightweight tunic.[1] In Modern French, jaquette is synonymous with jacket. Speakers of American English sometimes informally use the words jacket and coat interchangeably.[2]

List of jackets[edit]

Tabard loose sleeveless outer garment

  • Tunic, a thigh length coat or jacket worn with a wide range of military and civilian uniforms
  • Varsity jacket also known as a letter jacket or letterman jacket
  • Windbreaker (N. American, Japan) or windcheater (UK)
  • Tracksuit jacket
  • Vacuum jacket (Chemistry)
  • Wamus, also called a "roundabout," a traditional American term for a short jacket.

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