noun car·di·gan \ˈkär-di-gən\

: a sweater that opens like a jacket and that is fastened in the front with buttons

Full Definition of CARDIGAN

:  a usually collarless sweater or jacket that opens the full length of the center front

Origin of CARDIGAN

James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan †1868 English soldier
First Known Use: 1862

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


geographical name Car·di·gan \ˈkär-di-gən\

Definition of CARDIGAN

former county W Wales Aberystwyth

Variants of CARDIGAN

Car·di·gan or Car·di·gan·shire \-ˌshir, -shər\


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