One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A short jacket reaching only to the waist, typically black and having a point at the back, formerly worn by pupils of Eton College.
- ‘The uniform consisted of a short skirt with leather leggings and Eton jacket.’
- ‘You had to wear something much worse - the Eton jacket, vulgarly known as the ‘bum freezer’, which was essentially a tail suit without the tails.’
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