part of speech: noun

definition 1: a short coat used as a piece of outer clothing.

synonyms: coat

definition 2: a covering made to protect or keep warm what is inside.

  • The title of the book is printed on its jacket.

synonyms: coat

Word History

In the 1300s, “Jacques” was a nickname for any French peasant. A peasant’s short coat was also called a Jacque, which is the origin of the English word jacket.