Guernsey

[ gurn-zee ]
/ ˈgɜrn zi /

noun, plural Guern·seys for 2, 3.

Isle of, one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel. With adjacent islands, about 24½ sq. mi. (63 sq. km).
one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised originally on the Isle of Guernsey, producing rich, golden-tinted milk.
(lowercase) a close-fitting knitted woolen shirt worn by sailors and soccer or Rugby players.

Origin of Guernsey

1825–35, for def 2
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Guernsey
/ (ˈɡɜːnzɪ) /

noun

an island in the English Channel: the second largest of the Channel Islands, which, with Alderney and Sark, Herm, Jethou, and some islets, forms the bailiwick of Guernsey; finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Peter Port. Pop: 65 605 (2013). Area: 63 sq km (24.5 sq miles)
a breed of dairy cattle producing rich creamy milk, originating from the island of Guernsey
(sometimes not capital) a seaman's knitted woollen sweater
(not capital) Australian a sleeveless woollen shirt or jumper worn by a football player
get a guernsey Australian to be selected or gain recognition for something
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