jerkin

jerkin
jerkin NOUN a sleeveless jacket.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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  • Jerkin — Jer kin, n. [Dim. of D. jurk a frock.] A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerkin — Jer kin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A male gyrfalcon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jerkin — 1510s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Du. jurk a frock, but this is a modern word, itself of unknown origin, and the initial consonant presents difficulties (Du. j typically becomes English y ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jerkin — [jʉr′kin] n. [< ?] a short, closefitting jacket, often sleeveless, or a vest, of a kind worn in the 16th and 17th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Jerkin — The word jerkin can mean: * A garment: see Jerkin (garment). * Falconer s term for a male gyrfalcon. * In architecture the term jerkin roof, or Jerkinhead, is applied to a particular form of gable end, the gable being cut off half way up the roof …   Wikipedia

  • jerkin — UK [ˈdʒɜː(r)kɪn] / US [ˈdʒɜrkɪn] noun [countable] Word forms jerkin : singular jerkin plural jerkins a short jacket without sleeves …   English dictionary

  • jerkin' — Cool, neato, groovy, etc. Jackie, your orange shoes are...jerkin ! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • jerkin' — Cool, neato, groovy, etc. Jackie, your orange shoes are...jerkin ! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • jerkin — [[t]ʤɜ͟ː(r)kɪn[/t]] jerkins N COUNT A jerkin is a sleeveless jacket worn by men or women. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • Jerkin (garment) — A jerkin is a man s short close fitting jacket, made usually of light colored leather, and without sleeves, worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The term is also applied to a similar sleeveless garment worn by the… …   Wikipedia

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