Nehru jacket

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

After Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, who wore such a jacket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɛə.ɹuː ˈdʒæk.ɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈneɪ.ɹu ˈdʒæk.ɪt/

Noun[edit]

Nehru jacket (plural Nehru jackets)

  1. A hip-length tailored unisex coat with a mandarin collar, modelled on the South Asian achkan or sherwani and briefly popular in the West in the 1960s and 1970s.