What does the word jerkin mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A jacket.

Usage examples for jerkin

  1. " Thy attire shall be hose of full length, a long jerkin, and a cloak a trifle longer; loose breeches by no means, for they are becoming neither for gentlemen nor for governors. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. He wore his hair long, as his fathers had done, and dressed in the styles of two centuries ago; his breeches were clasped with large silver buckles at the knees, and his red jerkin was gathered about his waist with a leathern girdle. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  3. Even Humfrey had brought in his cloak- bag wherewithal to make himself presentable, and soon appeared, a well- knit and active figure, in a plain dark blue jerkin, with white slashes, and long hose knitted by his mother's dainty fingers, and well- preserved shoes with blue rosettes, and a flat blue velvet cap, with an exquisite black and sapphire feather in it fastened by a curious brooch. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge