Etymology
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blazer (n.)

1630s, "anything which blazes;" 1880 as "bright-colored loose jacket," in this sense British university slang, from blaze (n.1), in reference to the red flannel jackets worn by the Lady Margaret, St. John College, Cambridge, boating club. Earlier the word had been used in American English in the sense "something which attracts attention" (1845).

updated on June 07, 2017

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Definitions of blazer from WordNet

blazer (n.)
lightweight single-breasted jacket; often striped in the colors of a club or school;
Synonyms: sport jacket / sport coat / sports jacket / sports coat
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