Jerkin vs Jirkinet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jerkin and jirkinet

is that jerkin is (historical) a type of men's garment popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves or jerkin can be while jirkinet is an outer jacket or jerkin worn by women.

jerkin

English

(wikipedia jerkin)

Etymology 1

Diminutive of (etyl) ?

Noun

(en noun)
  • (historical) A type of men's garment popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves.
  • A sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat.
  • *1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 32:
  • *:A tall and very good-looking kid in a jerkin came out of the store and rode the coupĂ© off around the corner and came back walking, his glistening black hair plastered with rain.
  • See also

    * bodice * doublet * gherkin

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

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    jirkinet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An outer jacket or jerkin worn by women.