mess jacketmess jacket
a man's short, closefitting jacket worn for semiformal dress, as by the military, or as part of the uniform of waiters, etc.
Origin of mess jacketsee mess,
A waist-length fitted jacket, worn chiefly as part of a uniform on formal occasions. Also called monkey jacket, shell jacket.
(plural mess jackets)
- A double-breasted jacket, part of mess kit.