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jersey

[ jur-zee ]
/ ˈdʒɜr zi /
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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.
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Origin of jersey

First recorded in 1575–85; after Jersey

OTHER WORDS FROM jersey

jerseyed, adjective

Other definitions 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM Jersey

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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