cardigan

[ kahr-di-guhn ]
/ ˈkɑr dɪ gən /

noun

a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front.

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Also called cardigan sweater, cardigan jacket.

Origin of cardigan

First recorded in 1865–70; named after J. T. Brudnell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797–1868), British cavalryman of Crimean War fame

Definition for cardigan (2 of 2)

Cardigan
[ kahr-di-guhn ]
/ ˈkɑr dɪ gən /

noun

one of a variety of Welsh corgi having a long tail.Compare Pembroke (def. 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for cardigan (1 of 3)

cardigan
/ (ˈkɑːdɪɡən) /

noun

a knitted jacket or sweater with buttons up the front

Word Origin for cardigan

C19: named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan

British Dictionary definitions for cardigan (2 of 3)

Cardigan1
/ (ˈkɑːdɪɡən) /

noun

the larger variety of corgi, having a long tail

British Dictionary definitions for cardigan (3 of 3)

Cardigan2
/ (ˈkɑːdɪɡən) /

noun

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.
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