- The definition of jersey is an elastic knit fabric, a shirt worn by a sports team, or a type of milk cow.
- An example of jersey is the material used to make a cotton t-shirt.
- An example of a jersey is a New York Knicks team uniform top.
- An example of a Jersey is a fawn-colored cow that makes milk rich in butterfat.
jersey definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. jerseys
- a soft, elastic, knitted cloth
- a closefitting pullover sweater or shirt worn by athletes, sailors, etc.
- any closefitting, knitted upper garment
Origin: ; from Jersey: origin, originally used of worsted garments made in Jersey of locally produced wool
noun pl. jerseys
any of a breed of small dairy cattle, originally from Jersey, often light red or fawn in color: its milk has a high butterfat content
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- largest of the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom, 15 mi (24 km) from the coast of France: 45 sq mi (117 sq km); pop. 84,000
- Informal New Jersey
jersey definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. jer·seys
- a. A soft, plain-knitted fabric used for clothing.b. A garment made of this fabric.
- A close-fitting knitted pullover shirt, jacket, or sweater.
- often Jersey Any of a breed of fawn-colored dairy cattle developed on the island of Jersey and producing milk that is rich in butterfat.
Origin: After Jersey.
The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It was annexed by the Normans in 933, and French influence has persisted since autonomy was granted in 1204.