An example of a jumper is a denim pants and bib garment to be worn with something underneath.
An example of a jumper is a wool sweater.
An example of a jumper is the cable used to jump start a battery.
- One worn by workmen to protect clothing.
- One with a wide collar hanging down in back, worn by sailors.
An example of a jumper is an excited toddler.
An example of a jumper is a kangaroo.
Origin of jumper
- Probably from jump short coat perhaps from obsolete jup bodice from obsolete French juppe from Old French jupe, jube from Italian giuppa, giubba from Arabic jubba long garment with wide open sleeves from jabba to cut gbb in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- See jump.