sweater

noun sweat·er \ ˈswe-tər \
Updated on: 19 Jan 2018

Definition of sweater

1 : one that sweats or causes sweating
2 a : a knitted or crocheted jacket or pullover
b : a heavy jersey worn in ice hockey

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First Known Use of sweater

15th century


SWEATER Defined for English Language Learners

sweater

noun

Definition of sweater for English Language Learners

  • : one that is put on by pulling it over your head

  • : one that opens like a jacket and that is fastened in the front with buttons or a zipper


SWEATER Defined for Kids

sweater

noun sweat·er \ ˈswe-tər \

Definition of sweater for Students

: a knitted or crocheted piece of clothing for the upper body


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