jersey

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noun jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\

Definition of jersey

plural

jerseys

  1. 1 :  any of various close-fitting usually circular-knitted garments especially for the upper body

  2. 2 :  a plain weft-knitted fabric made of wool, cotton, nylon, rayon, or silk and used especially for clothing

  3. 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

  1. The dress is made of cotton jersey.

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Origin and Etymology of jersey

Jersey, one of the Channel Islands


Jersey

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geographical name Jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\

Definition of Jersey

  1. 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. 2 new jersey —an informal name

Jerseyan

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Jerseyite

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JERSEY Defined for English Language Learners

jersey

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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

Jersey

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geographical name

Definition of Jersey for English Language Learners

  • : British island in the English Channel


JERSEY Defined for Kids

jersey

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noun jer·sey \ˈjər-zē\

Definition of jersey for Students

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jerseys

  1. 1 :  a knitted cloth (as of cotton) used mostly for making clothing

  2. 2 :  a shirt made of knitted fabric and especially one worn by a sports team



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