noun (1)
jump·​er | \ ˈjəm-pər \

Definition of jumper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who jumps
2 : jump shot
3 : any of several jumping animals especially : a saddle horse trained to jump obstacles
4a : any of various devices operating with a jumping motion
b : any of several sleds
c : a connection used to close a break or cut out part of a circuit


noun (2)
jum·​per | \ ˈjəm-pər \

Definition of jumper (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a child's coverall usually used in plural
2 : a sleeveless one-piece dress worn usually with a blouse
3 : a loose blouse or jacket worn by workmen
4 chiefly British : sweater sense 2a

First Known Use of jumper

Noun (1)

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for jumper

Noun (2)

probably from English dialect jump jumper

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jum·​per | \ ˈjəm-pər \

Kids Definition of jumper

1 : someone or something that jumps
2 : a sleeveless dress worn usually with a blouse


jump·​er | \ ˈjəm-pər \

Medical Definition of jumper

: one affected with latah or by the condition exhibited by the jumping Frenchmen of Maine

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