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cardigan

[kahr-di-guh n]
noun
  1. a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front.
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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
Also called cardigan sweater, cardigan jacket.

Cardigan

[kahr-di-guh n]
noun
  1. Cardiganshire.
  2. one of a variety of Welsh corgi having a long tail.Compare Pembroke(def 3).
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Contemporary Examples of cardigan

Historical Examples of cardigan

  • Some of the characters of "Cardigan" reappear in this new novel.

  • 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

    Elizabeth Wetherell

  • Once upon a time she give me a cardigan jacket to wear under my coat.

  • Just as moral as they ever were, Mrs. Cardigan, but they've got more opportunity.


British Dictionary definitions for cardigan

cardigan

noun
  1. a knitted jacket or sweater with buttons up the front
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Word Origin for cardigan

C19: named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan

Cardigan

1
noun
  1. the larger variety of corgi, having a long tail
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Cardigan

2
noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for cardigan

n.

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.

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