[ swet-er ]
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  1. a knitted jacket or jersey, in pullover or cardigan style, with or without sleeves.

  2. a person or thing that sweats.

  1. an employer who underpays and overworks employees.

  1. of, for, or pertaining to a sweater: sweater yarn; sweater fashions.

  2. made like a sweater: a sweater dress.

Origin of sweater

1520–30 for def. 2; 1880–85 for def. 1; sweat + -er1

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How to use sweater in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sweater


/ (ˈswɛtə) /

    • 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

  1. a person or thing that sweats

  1. an employer who overworks and underpays his employees

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