Definition of jersey
1 : any of various close-fitting usually circular-knitted garments especially for the upper body
2 : a plain weft-knitted fabric made of wool, cotton, nylon, rayon, or silk and used especially for clothing
3 capitalized : any of a breed of small short-horned predominantly yellowish brown or fawn dairy cattle noted for their rich milk
Examples of jersey in a Sentence
The dress is made of cotton jersey.
Recent Examples of jersey from the Web
The memorial to Darby, 61 and longtime co-owner of Coach’s Bar & Grill nearby, included a cribbage board, cycling jersey and a large shamrock made of foil.
One was wearing an afro-style wig and bananas on a string, while the other was wearing a Cameroon jersey and a headdress while holding a drum.
Italian legend Francesco Totti in a Miami FC jersey?
Interestingly, the marketing department Sale skewered last July for prioritizing a throwback jersey promotion over winning is the same one in charge of ensuring a classy welcome upon his return.
The cost to play is $30 per season, which includes a jersey.
Afterward, Lindberg teared up while talking about the guys in neon yellow jerseys standing all around him.
The Colombian rider Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d’Italia, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday.
The mountain bike community ranged from speakers who own bike shops to children -- including one who wore a biking jersey with #morekidsonbikes on the back.
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Origin and Etymology of jersey
Jersey, one of the Channel Islands
First Known Use: 1587
Definition of Jersey
1 island in the English Channel; one of the Channel Islands; capital Saint Helier area 45 square miles (117 square kilometers) ◆The Jersey breed of cattle, the knit fabric called jersey, and the types of upper-body garments called jerseys all derive their names from this island.
2 new jersey —an informal name
Jerseyanplay \-ən\ noun
Jerseyiteplay \-ˌīt\ noun
JERSEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jersey for English Language Learners
: 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
Definition of Jersey for English Language Learners
: British island in the English Channel
JERSEY Defined for Kids
Definition of jersey for Students
1 : a knitted cloth (as of cotton) used mostly for making clothing
2 : a shirt made of knitted fabric and especially one worn by a sports team
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