Definition of Eton jacket in US English:

Eton jacket


  • A short jacket reaching only to the waist, typically black and having a point at the back, formerly worn by students at Eton College.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The uniform consisted of a short skirt with leather leggings and Eton jacket.’


Eton jacket

/ˌētn ˈjakət/