blue-jacket, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans bloubaadjie, see bloubaadjie.
colloquial
blue-coat sense 2.
1970 Post 15 Mar. 25Cancer M—’s habit of stealing cars landed a blue jacket (9–15 years’ jail) on his shoulders this week.
1972 P. Driscoll Wilby Conspiracy 14He was from Port Elizabeth and was doing the first year of a bluejacket for sticking some whore with a knife.
blue-coat2.

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