Usually linked to the given name Jacques; an alternative origin connects it with jaque de mailles, "coat of arms," which is from Spanish jaco, from Arabic شـَكّ (šakk, “breastplate”).
jaque m (oblique plural jaques, nominative singular jaques, nominative plural jaque)
- a type of tight-fitting shirt
From Arabic شاه (šāh), from Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭠 (“king”)
jaque m (plural jaques)
- (chess) check
- Informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of jaquir.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of jaquir.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of jaquir.