Jupe (jacket)

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A jupe referred to a loose-fitting wool jacket or tunic for men.[1] It was later restricted to an item of women's and children's clothing.[citation needed]

The term has now disappeared but was used up until the 19th century.[1] Usage of this meaning of jupe for menswear became restricted to "jupe panels" in jackets. (In French the word jupe means "skirt.")


  1. ^ a b Burridge, Kate. Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004, p. 146, ISBN 978-0-521-83948-8.