jelick

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Turkish yelek.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛlɪk/, /ˈjɛlɪk/

Noun[edit]

jelick (plural jelicks)

  1. The bodice of women or vest of men worn in the Ottoman Empire.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.70:
      She wore two jelicks—one was of pale yellow; / Of azure, pink, and white was her chemise— / 'Neath which her breast heaved like a little billow [...].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "jelick." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.