a hip-length, double-breasted coat of heavy woolen cloth, worn orig. by seamen
Origin of pea jacketaltered by folk etymology (infl. by pea) ; from Dutch pijjekker ; from pij, coarse, thick cloth + jekker, jacket ; from jak ; from Old French jaque: see jacket
See pea coat.
Origin of pea jacketProbably partial translation of Dutch pijjekker : pij, a kind of coarse cloth (from Middle Dutch pīe) + jekker, jacket.
(plural pea jackets)