noun, plural jer·seys.
Origin of jersey
Definition for jersey (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for jersey
Along with her husband Kevin, she owns Thirty Acres, a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant in Jersey City.
In 1988 he was jailed for seven months when police in Jersey found half an ounce of cocaine on board his chopper.
Back in Jersey City, Booker is still talking in the parking lot.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And by “stars,” I mean the casts of Jersey Boys and Spider-Man!Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in Jersey City the fight goes on, with fabulous organ accompaniment.6 Must-Read Stories of Blondie, Spies and Riotous Feminists: The Best of The Beast|The Daily Beast|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within a few feet of him at one corner of the square of standing people stood the girl he had known in Jersey, Madeleine Durand.The Ball and The Cross|G.K. Chesterton
The man I saw digging wore green goggles, a jersey, a battered sou'wester, and hip-boots of rubber.The Mystery of Choice|Robert William Chambers
He recognized at first glance many little things from her room in the Jersey City house—things he had provided for her.The Grain Of Dust|David Graham Phillips
But still the process of evolution went on, and following quickly on the heels of the Jersey wheel is the Saxony or Leipsic wheel.The Story of the Cotton Plant|Frederick Wilkinson
She took the jersey and the ball, and clasped them as though they were a child.The Return of the Soldier|Rebecca West
British Dictionary definitions for jersey (1 of 2)
- a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
- (as modifier)a jersey suit
Word Origin for jersey
British Dictionary definitions for jersey (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for jersey
1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island;" but perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.