- a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front.
Origin of cardigan
Examples from the Web for cardigan
Contemporary Examples of cardigan
Adam had a hat on and a cardigan, Benji had this tie, and Greta has this dress.‘Frances Ha’ Director Noah Baumbach and Star and Co-Writer Greta Gerwig on Hipsters
May 14, 2013
FLOTUS 'Raises the Roof' in the brand's new spring cardigan and cashmere shell.Michelle Obama wears J.Crew to Perform 'The Evolution of Mom Dancing'
Misty White Sidell
February 24, 2013
The cardigan came out again, over a white pussycat-bow blouse, in Prague, as did the pearls, and the black and white dress.The New Diana?
April 8, 2009
Historical Examples of cardigan
Some of the characters of "Cardigan" reappear in this new novel.The Damsel and the Sage
Her death was soon avenged by the slaughter of the Normans at Cardigan.Medival Wales
A. G. Little
Miss Cardigan clapped her hands together softly and laughed.Daisy
Once upon a time she give me a cardigan jacket to wear under my coat.The Tale of Timber Town
Just as moral as they ever were, Mrs. Cardigan, but they've got more opportunity.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
- a knitted jacket or sweater with buttons up the front
Word Origin for cardigan
- the larger variety of corgi, having a long tail
- 7th Earl of, title of James Thomas Brudenell. 1797–1868, British cavalry officer. He led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava (1854) during the Crimean War.
1868, from James Thomas Brudenell (1797-1868), 7th Earl of Cardigan, English general distinguished in the Crimean War, who set the style, in one account supposedly wearing such a jacket while leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava (1854). The place name is an anglicization of Welsh Ceredigion, literally "Ceredig's land." Ceredig lived 5c.