from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sleeveless jacket similar to a waistcoat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A waistcoat or vest; in English, particularly in dressmaking, the front of a bodice or waist of a woman's dress, so made as somewhat to resemble a man's waistcoat.
French, from Arabic جليقة (jalikah), ultimately from Turkish yelek. (Wiktionary)