jersey

[ jur-zee ]
/ ˈdʒɜr zi /

noun, plural jer·seys.

a close-fitting, knitted sweater or shirt.
a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, rayon, etc., characteristically soft and elastic, used for garments.
(initial capital letter) one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised originally on the island of Jersey, producing milk with a high butterfat content.

Origin of jersey

First recorded in 1575–85; after Jersey

Related forms

jer·seyed, adjective

Definition for jersey (2 of 2)

Jersey

[ jur-zee ]
/ ˈdʒɜr zi /

noun

a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km). Capital: St. Helier.
Informal. New Jersey.

Related forms

Jer·sey·an, noun, adjectiveJer·sey·ite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jersey (1 of 2)

jersey

/ (ˈdʒɜːzɪ) /

noun

a knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
  1. a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
  2. (as modifier)a jersey suit
a football shirt

Word Origin for jersey

C16: from Jersey, from the woollen sweaters traditionally worn by the fishermen

British Dictionary definitions for jersey (2 of 2)

Jersey

/ (ˈdʒɜːzɪ) /

noun

an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop: 95 732 (2013 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey
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