Jerkin meaning

jûrkĭn
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A close-fitting, hip-length, collarless jacket having no sleeves but often extended shoulders, belted and worn over a doublet by men especially in the 1500s.
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A short, closefitting jacket, often sleeveless, or a vest, of a kind worn in the 16th and 17th cent.
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(historical) A type of men's garment popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves.
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A sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat.
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A short, close-fitting, often sleeveless coat or jacket, usually of leather.
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Origin of jerkin

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Diminutive of Dutch jurk (“dress”)?

    From Wiktionary