Definition of jersey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɜːzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɜːrzi//
    Domesticated mammals, Clothes
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  1. 1 [countable] a shirt worn by somebody playing a sports game Where can I find replica Iranian soccer jerseys? See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2 [countable] a knitted piece of clothing made of wool or cotton for the upper part of the body, with long sleeves and no buttons; a type of sweater See related entries: Clothes
  3. 3 [uncountable] a type of soft fine knitted cloth used for making clothes made from 100% cotton jersey
  4. 4Jersey [countable] a type of light brown cow that produces high quality milk See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  5. 5Jersey the largest of the Channel Islands, off the north-west coast of France. The main town is St Helier. Jersey has its own government and tax system but has strong links with Britain, and is popular with British tourists. Both English and French are spoken on the island. It is known for its fruit and vegetables (particularly tomatoes and new potatoes called Jersey Royals). The item of clothing called a jersey takes its name from a type of knitted material originally made on the island.
  6. 6Jersey (in the US) another name for the state of New Jersey
  7. Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting woollen worsted fabric made in Jersey): from Jersey.

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