doublet doublet


  • (n) a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance


  1. With doublet glasses she breezed through elementary school.
  2. As Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, he appears in the medieval doublet and hose, which offer few opportunities to the tailor who would drape the mishaps of nature in kindly camouflage.
  3. From his satin doublet to the tip of his gilt-handled rapier, John Gerard was the classic Elizabethan gentleman.


  • As Graham Greene wrote: "We know how Pro was dressed when a year and a half later he came out into the prison yard to be shot, and he may well have worn the same disguise when he landed (the equivalent of Campion's doublet and hose): a dark lounge...
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Graham Greene Source:

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