- a knitted jacket or jersey, in pullover or cardigan style, with or without sleeves.
- a person or thing that sweats.
- an employer who underpays and overworks employees.
- of, for, or pertaining to a sweater: sweater yarn; sweater fashions.
- made like a sweater: a sweater dress.
Origin of sweater
Examples from the Web for sweater
I settle for a sweater and jacket and throw a tie in my briefcase just in case it turns out to be the prom.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
They'd give you a stick and your socks and a sweater, and the name and number of a Detroit player.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
I hadn't heard "Undone (The Sweater Song)" yet; in fact, I'd never even heard of Weezer.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary
May 10, 2014
A pudgy, bald man in a suit and sweater ensemble stands in an opening between two of the newly erected walls.This Cairo College Campus Is Now a 'Warzone'
February 18, 2014
FLOTUS opted for a conservative emerald dress and sweater set designed by French designer Azzedine Alaïa.Michelle Obama Wears Alaia to State of the Union; Kenyan Artisans Star in Karen Walker Campaign
The Fashion Beast Team
January 29, 2014
I've just tipped the scales at a hundred-and-three in my sweater.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I used the sweater as I did the arm-chair when I did not have visitors.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
We say that a sweater is red; really the sweater is not red, but the light that it reflects to our eyes is red.
Explain why ice is packed in straw or sawdust; why a sweater keeps you warm.
He turned up part of the sleeve of the sweater and put it to his lips.The Spoilers of the Valley
- a garment made of knitted or crocheted material covering the upper part of the body, esp a heavy one worn for warmth
- (as modifier)a sweater dress
- a person or thing that sweats
- an employer who overworks and underpays his employees
Word Origin and History for sweater
"woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing," 1882, from earlier sweaters "clothing worn to produce sweating and reduce weight" (1828), from sweat (v.). As a fashion garment, attested from 1925. Sweater girl is attested from 1940; Lana Turner (1920-1995) was the first, from her appearance in the film "They Won't Forget" (1937).