jump coat

1) A man’s short coat, possibly a corruption of the French word ‘jupe’.

Examples date only from the mid-seventeenth century: 1647 a man for stealing a jump coate , New Malton

1657 one jump coate 10s , Halifax

1676 certaine wearinge clothes, viz a green jump coat, a pair of browne breeches , Wath upon Dearne.

dates 1647 1657 1676

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