- 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 cows.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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 inch(es) Jersey of locally produced wool
- 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
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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.