jumper

1
[ juhm-per ]
/ ˈdʒʌm pər /

noun

Origin of jumper

1
First recorded in 1605–15; jump + -er1

Definition for jumper (2 of 3)

jumper

2
[ juhm-per ]
/ ˈdʒʌm pər /

noun

a one-piece, sleeveless dress, or a skirt with straps and a complete or partial bodice, usually worn over a blouse by women and children.
a loose outer jacket worn especially by workers and sailors.
British. a pullover sweater.
jumpers, rompers(def 2).

Origin of jumper

2
1850–55; obsolete jump short coat (origin uncertain) + -er1

Definition for jumper (3 of 3)

Origin of jump

1505–15; compare Danish gumpe to jolt, gimpe to move up and down, Swedish gumpa, Low German gumpen to jump

SYNONYMS FOR jump

1 Jump, leap, vault imply propelling oneself by a muscular effort, either into the air or from one position or place to another. Jump and leap are often used interchangeably, but jump indicates more particularly the springing movement of the feet in leaving the ground or support: to jump up and down. Leap (which formerly also meant to run) indicates the passage, by a springing movement of the legs, from one point or position to another: to leap across a brook. Vault implies leaping, especially with the aid of the hands or some instrument, over or upon something: to vault ( over ) a fence.

Related forms

jump·a·ble, adjectivejump·ing·ly, adverbout·jump, verb (used with object)un·jump·a·ble, adjective

Can be confused

hop jump skip (see synonym study at the current entry) (see synonym study at skip1)
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British Dictionary definitions for jumper (1 of 3)

jumper

1
/ (ˈdʒʌmpə) /

noun

mainly British a knitted or crocheted garment covering the upper part of the body
Also called: pinafore dress US and Canadian a sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater

Word Origin for jumper

C19: from obsolete jump man's loose jacket, variant of jupe, from Old French, from Arabic jubbah long cloth coat

British Dictionary definitions for jumper (2 of 3)

jumper

2
/ (ˈdʒʌmpə) /

noun

a boring tool that works by repeated impact, such as a steel bit in a hammer drill used in boring rock
Also called: jumper cable, jumper lead a short length of wire used to make a connection, usually temporarily, between terminals or to bypass a component
a type of sled with a high crosspiece
a person or animal that jumps
Irish derogatory, slang a person who changes religion; a convert

British Dictionary definitions for jumper (3 of 3)

jump

/ (dʒʌmp) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

jumpable, adjectivejumpingly, adverb

Word Origin for jump

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Swedish gumpa to jump
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Idioms and Phrases with jumper

jump


In addition to the idioms beginning with jump

  • jump all over someone
  • jump at
  • jump bail
  • jump down someone's throat
  • jump in
  • jump on
  • jump out of one's skin
  • jump the gun
  • jump the track
  • jump through hoops
  • jump to a conclusion

also see:

  • get the drop (jump) on
  • go fly a kite (jump in the lake)
  • hop, skip and a jump
  • not know which way to jump
  • one jump ahead of
  • skip (jump) bail
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