Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soft, plain-knitted fabric used for clothing.
  • n. A garment made of this fabric.
  • n. A close-fitting knitted pullover shirt, jacket, or sweater.
  • n. Any of a breed of fawn-colored dairy cattle developed on the island of Jersey and producing milk that is rich in butterfat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body.
  • n. A shirt worn by a member of an athletic team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype.
  • n. A type of fabric knit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.
  • n. A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).
  • n. One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fine woolen yarn; fine or select wool, separated from the inferior quality by combing.
  • n. A close-fitting upper garment, extending to the hips, made of elastic woolen or silk material, and worn with some variation of form by both men and women.
  • Made of fine woolen yarn or pure wool.
  • n. [capitalized] A celebrated breed of dairy cattle which originated in the island of Jersey, in the English channel, and is noted for the yield of milk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
  • n. a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
  • n. the largest of the Channel Islands
  • n. a close-fitting pullover shirt
  • n. a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

Etymologies

After Jersey .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a typical fisherman's sweater used on the island of Jersey. (Wiktionary)

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