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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bloo-jak-it]
    • /ˈbluˌdʒæk ɪt/
    • /ˈbluː.ˌdʒækɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bloo-jak-it]
    • /ˈbluˌdʒæk ɪt/

Definitions of bluejacket word

  • noun bluejacket a sailor in the Navy 3
  • noun bluejacket an enlisted person in the navy 3
  • noun bluejacket a sailor, especially in the U.S. or British navies. 1
  • noun bluejacket (nautical) A seaman of a British warship. 0
  • noun bluejacket (nautical) An enlisted man in the US Navy. 0

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Origin of bluejacket

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; blue + jacket

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Parts of speech for Bluejacket


bluejacket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for bluejacket

noun bluejacket

  • swab — a large mop used on shipboard for cleaning decks, living quarters, etc.
  • crew — The crew of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft is the people who work on and operate it.
  • sailor — a person whose occupation is sailing or navigation; mariner.
  • mate — a tealike South American beverage made from the dried leaves of an evergreen tree.
  • seafarer — a sailor.

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