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
Lynch’s jersey is the top seller in 14 states, mostly along the western portion of the nation.
From Yankees jerseys to Dodgers hats, the Midsummer Classic was filled with baseball enthusiasts excited to see the first MLB All-Star game in Miami.
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After showing off her gymnastics prowess in the clip, Biles got suited up in the Globetrotters’ signature red and blue jersey.
Blaze-orange overalls and green-and-gold jerseys are more like it, and that’s just fine.
Fultz will most likely have to work out a deal with Luwawu-Cabarrot to get the jersey.
Raley Field’s team store was bustling with business, selling Bumgarner shirts, jerseys and rally towels.
But George hit a 3-pointer from the left wing then ran down the court holding up a two and a four (his jersey number) for the crowd.
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Origin and Etymology of jersey
Jersey, one of the Channel Islands
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
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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