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pullover

[poo l-oh-ver] /ˈpʊlˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
Also called slipover. a garment, especially a sweater, that must be drawn over the head to be put on.
adjective
2.
designed to be put on by being drawn over the head.
Origin of pullover
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull over
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pullover

/ˈpʊlˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
a garment, esp a sweater, that is pulled on over the head
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Word Origin and History for pullover
adj.

1871, originally of shoes, from pull (v.) + over (adv.). As a noun, from 1875 as a kind of hat cover; 1925 as a type of sweater (short for pullover sweater, 1912), so called in reference to the method of putting it on.

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