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jumper

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[ juhm-per ]
/ ˈdʒʌm pər /
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noun
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Origin of jumper

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First recorded in 1605–15; jump + -er1

Other definitions for jumper (2 of 2)

jumper2
[ 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

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1850–55; obsolete jump short coat (origin uncertain) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for jumper (1 of 2)

jumper1
/ (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 2)

jumper2
/ (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
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