Definition of gansey in English:



West indian
  • A sweater or T-shirt.

    • ‘I cast on at the bottom of the gansey with the yarn doubled for strength, but forgot when binding off the sleeve cuffs.’
    • ‘Goodman set up Inverallan in 1980, producing Aran, gansey and Fair Isle sweaters using the patterns that have been in existence since knitting was first recorded in the 9th century.’
    • ‘All the Glenbeigh players are ex-big ball stars and many of them have known the joy of donning the famed green and gold gansey.’
    • ‘After a hard day and a night of it he pulled on the No.11 gansey in Puck the following day and played a blinder in a famous four point win.’


Late 19th century: representing a pronunciation of Guernsey.