- Also called slipover. a garment, especially a sweater, that must be drawn over the head to be put on.
- designed to be put on by being drawn over the head.
Origin of pullover
First recorded in 1870–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull over
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Related Words for pulloverturtleneck, bodice, pullover, blouse, tunic, jersey, shell, T-shirt, slipover, middy, chemise, polo, bodysuit, sark
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Historical Examples of pullover
These 20 rows complete Border for lower edge of pullover, cuffs and boat neck.Beehive for Bairns, Vol. 2
- a garment, esp a sweater, that is pulled on over the head
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Word Origin and History for pullover
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