- a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km). Capital: St. Helier.
- Informal. New Jersey.
Examples from the Web for jerseyan
GTL (Jerseyan, n.)—the abbreviation for the guido way of life, which stands for gym, tanning, laundry.
So here are some—in both Jerseyan and Italian slang—to get him, the rest of the cast, and viewers started.
- a knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
- a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
- (as modifier)a jersey suit
- a football shirt
- an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop: 95 732 (2013 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
- a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey
Word Origin and History for jerseyan
1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island;" but perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.