noun, plural Guern·seys for 2, 3.
Origin of Guernsey
Examples from the Web for guernsey
Alderney and Sark have a separate legal existence with courts dependent on the royal court of Guernsey.
The English travellers know Italy as you know Guernsey: how much is that?Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6)|(Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron
The two others were natives of Guernsey, and belonged to the parish of Torteval.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Unlike Victor Hugo at Guernsey, he was alone, and surrounded by savages.
The Guernsey vessel has made a very valuable recapture of a vessel loaded with cloths, bound to Lisbon.
British Dictionary definitions for guernsey
Word Origin and History for guernsey
breed of cattle, 1834, from the Channel Island where it was bred; the island name is Viking. Like neighboring Jersey, it was also taken as the name for a coarse, close-fitting vest of wool (1839), and in Australia the word supplies many of the usages of jersey in U.S. The second element of the name is Old Norse ey "island;" the first element uncertain, traditionally meaning "green," but perhaps rather representing a Viking personal name, e.g. Grani.