Jersey definition

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A soft, plain-knitted fabric used for clothing.
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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.

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Any of a breed of fawn-colored dairy cattle developed on the island of Jersey and producing milk that is rich in butterfat.
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A shirt worn by an athlete, often displaying the name of the player, team, or sponsor.
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A close-fitting knitted pullover shirt, jacket, or sweater.
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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.
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A soft, elastic, knitted cloth.
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A closefitting pullover sweater or shirt worn by athletes, sailors, etc.
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A garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body.
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A shirt worn by a member of an athletic team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype.
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A type of fabric knit.
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The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and England.
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A breed of dairy cattle from Jersey.
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(US, informal) New Jersey.
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Any closefitting, knitted upper garment.
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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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(place) Largest of the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom, 15 mi (24 km) from the coast of France: 45 sq mi (117 sq km)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jersey
Plural:
jerseys

Origin of jersey

  • After Jersey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman Gersui, from Old Norse, compound of Geirs (“Geirr's”) and ey (“island”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From a typical fisherman's sweater used on the island of Jersey.

    From Wiktionary