pea jacket

1. a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color, worn by seamen, fishermen, etc.
2. a jacket or short coat styled like this, worn by adults and children. Also called peacoat, pea coat.
[1715-25, Amer.; pea, var. sp. of pay, pee, pie coat of coarse woolen cloth (late ME pee, pey, pie; akin to D pij, dial. Fris pey, dial. Sw paje) + JACKET; perh. modeled on Fris (N dial.) pijekkat]

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  • pea jacket — ☆ pea jacket [pē′ ] n. [altered by folk etym. (infl. by PEA) < Du pijjekker < pij, coarse, thick cloth + jekker, jacket < jak < OFr jaque: see JACKET] a hip length, double breasted coat of heavy woolen cloth, worn orig. by seamen …   English World dictionary

  • Pea-jacket — Pea jack et, n. [Prob. fr. D. pij, pije, a coat of a coarse woolen stuff.] A thick loose woolen jacket, or coat, much worn by sailors in cold weather. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pea jacket — 1721, loan translation of N.Fris. pijekkat, from Du. pijjekker, from pij coarse woolen cloth + jekker jacket …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pea Jacket — A jacket made of coarse, thick woollen cloth, first worn by Dutchmen, now worn by seamen …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Pea-Jacket — (engl., spr. pĭ dschäckĕt), große, meist blaue Tuchjacke der Matrosen. Vgl. Pijacke …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • pea jacket — noun a sailor s heavy woolen double breasted jacket • Syn: ↑peacoat • Hypernyms: ↑jacket * * * ˈpea coat 8 [pea coat] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pea jacket — pea′ jack et n. 1) clo a short, double breasted coat of navy blue wool, worn by seamen 2) clo any jacket or short coat resembling this Also called peacoat Etymology: 1715–25, amer.; pea, var. sp. of pay, pee, pie coat of coarse woolen cloth (late …   From formal English to slang

  • pea-jacket — North Country (Newcastle) Words a loose rough jacket or short covering with conical buttons of a small size, termed pea buttons; much used in severe weather by mariners and by watermen on the Tyne …   English dialects glossary

  • pea-jacket — n. a sailor s short double breasted overcoat of coarse woollen cloth. Etymology: prob. f. Du. pijjakker f. pij coat of coarse cloth + jekker jacket: assim. to JACKET …   Useful english dictionary

  • pea jacket — /ˈpi dʒækət/ (say pee jakuht) noun 1. a short coat of thick woollen navy coloured cloth worn especially by sailors. 2. Also, pea coat. a similar garment worn by men and later by women, with broad lapels, double breasted front, large buttons, and… …   Australian English dictionary

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