noun jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\

: a loose shirt worn by a member of a sports team as part of a uniform

: a shirt made of knitted cloth

: a soft knitted cloth

plural jerseys

Full Definition of JERSEY

:  a plain weft-knitted fabric made of wool, cotton, nylon, rayon, or silk and used especially for clothing
:  any of various close-fitting usually circular-knitted garments especially for the upper body
capitalized :  any of a breed of small short-horned predominantly yellowish brown or fawn dairy cattle noted for their rich milk

Examples of JERSEY

  1. The dress is made of cotton jersey.

Origin of JERSEY

Jersey, one of the Channel Islands
First Known Use: 1587

Rhymes with JERSEY


geographical name Jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\

Definition of JERSEY

island English Channel in the Channel Islands St. Helier area 45 square miles (117 square kilometers)
Jer·sey·an \-ən\ noun
Jer·sey·ite \-ˌīt\ noun

Rhymes with JERSEY

JERSEYS Defined for Kids


noun jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\
plural jerseys

Definition of JERSEY for Kids

:  a knitted cloth (as of cotton) used mostly for making clothing
:  a shirt made of knitted fabric and especially one worn by a sports team


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