Other Word Forms of Jumper
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
From sailor dialectical jump "short coat," probably from Scots English jupe "a man's loose jacket or tunic," via Old French from Arabic جوبّة; see also jibba.
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