A jacket hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
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“Old age begins in the nursery, and before the young American is put into jacket and trowsers, he says, I want something which I never saw before and I wish I was not I.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
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—D.H. (David Herbert)