Origin: altered by folk etym. (infl. by pea) < Du pijjekker < pij, coarse, thick cloth + jekker, jacket < jak < OFr jaque: see jacket
See pea jacket in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably partial translation of Dutch pijjekker
Origin: : pij, a kind of coarse cloth (from Middle Dutch pīe)
Origin: + jekker, jacket.