Main definitions of jersey in English

: jersey1Jersey2

jersey1

noun

  • 1A knitted garment with long sleeves, worn over the upper body.

    • ‘Underneath I wore either a short sleeve or long sleeve jersey while cycling or a turtle neck shirt during leisure wear.’
    • ‘Virtually all the customers are men in grey wool jerseys; most have red suspenders.’
    • ‘I then tramped downstairs, still in my hockey jersey, my jeans and my Converse.’
    • ‘The Harmattan, the seasonal desert wind, blew constantly, a sharp chill keeping us in long trousers and jerseys even by day.’
    • ‘She wore denim jeans, a sky blue cotton jersey with navy blue sleeves, and a beaded necklace.’
    • ‘Jessica had pulled her jeans on over top of her pajama pants, and wore a baggy jersey, all of which was dripping.’
    • ‘On top of their sweaters the students pulled on coloured checkered jerseys.’
    • ‘I answered, clutching at the hem of my oversized jersey as a cold draft blew around my exposed legs.’
    • ‘The man also wore a mustard coloured jersey or cardigan, a white shirt with thin, dark vertical lines and a fourteen and a half collar.’
    • ‘When I moved my trade show uniform from an ottoman rib to a jersey knit, he adjusted the tape to make the new shirts look better than the old ones.’
    • ‘I wiped the smile right off her face, she says, like she used to wipe her school slate clean with a bit of spit and an unwinding jersey sleeve.’
    • ‘North-eastern Division police, who were then alerted, said the body was clad in a brown jersey and black short pants.’
    • ‘One man was dressed in a grey jersey, three-quarter jeans and carried a shotgun.’
    • ‘He tugged a woolen jersey from his pack and pulled it on.’
    • ‘She settles on insulated booties, oversize pedals, and a clear slicker, which she slips over her jersey.’
    • ‘The tanned, trim body was wearing a blue-and-white striped jersey with the sleeves pushed up and gabardine pants.’
    • ‘I brought a range of things from dresses to mini skirts to tank tops to trousers and jerseys.’
    • ‘She's very realistic, she's got real hair and she's wearing a little pinafore and a jersey and so she's a very normal little girl.’
    • ‘I've resorted to thermal underwear, several layers of jerseys, winter stockings and a polar fleece jacket.’
    • ‘By 6 pm, the Coast Guard team arrived with Charles' body, which was clad in a red jersey and black trousers.’
    1. 1.1 A distinctive shirt worn by a player or competitor in certain sports.
      • ‘For sportswear firms the replica jersey market is a huge earner.’
      • ‘She didn't look up, but saw it was a guy wearing a hockey jersey and tracksuit pants was the offender.’
      • ‘Mark Rice was consistently weaving through the purple jerseys and supplied St. Paul's with plenty of ammunition.’
      • ‘Rock had worn his new jersey and he'd bought himself a new Red Sox hat, offering to buy Ally one too.’
      • ‘Although Dad is taking neither a Wallabies jersey or footy jumper to wear at the game.’
      • ‘The reason why Limerick's squad was so depleted was due to a growing injury list and they simply hadn't the bodies to fill the subs jerseys.’
      • ‘The other is for touch football jerseys, which give an authentic athletic look, but are a good cut for streetwear.’
      • ‘He pulled on the jeans and the jersey, and then grabbed his red baseball cap from where it was sitting, on his stereo.’
      • ‘I was merely commenting how superior the Assos jersey seemed, compared to the other jerseys in my burgeoning collection.’
      • ‘If you're on a team, and required to wear identical jerseys, don't neglect to bring matching jerseys.’
      • ‘The new jerseys were the blue and white striped jersey, the colours that the teams still play in.’
      • ‘He was wondering why no one had noticed that he liked to wear long sleeves under his jersey.’
      • ‘The coffin was draped with the Kilkenny jersey and the Galmoy jersey.’
      • ‘A skinny white thug in a Lakers jersey lunged in my direction with a purpose.’
      • ‘A dress code had been in operation at the pub for eight years banning tracksuits, runners and football jerseys specifically.’
      • ‘The referee didn't allow them to play as both the jerseys looked alike under yellow light.’
      • ‘Itto was in one of his red football jerseys and jeans, he was lounged out on the couch watching cartoons.’
      • ‘Do they simply add them to their jersey pockets or do they attach them to their bodies under their jerseys?’
      • ‘Suede also proved that urban fashion isn't always about baggy jeans, jerseys and Snoop Dogg.’
      • ‘I must have looked strange to them, dressed as I was in a football jersey and torn jeans, Converse All-Stars on my feet.’
    2. 1.2mass noun A soft, fine knitted fabric.
      as modifier ‘a jersey skirt’
      • ‘Glove-fit suede, plonge lamb and leopard combined with crepe, jersey and silk chiffon were also introduced.’
      • ‘I love working with jersey fabrics because it's easy to wear and comfortably drapes over a women's frame.’
      • ‘Fabrics offer luxurious style in rich velvets, sheer chiffon, shiny satin and slinky jerseys.’
      • ‘The top, though long enough to cover the waist of the pants, was of jersey material, which meant a constant pulling down.’
      • ‘Trouser suits and jersey knit tops are key items in what she calls her seasonal capsule wardrobe of significant items.’
      • ‘The fabrics are understated, using simple knits, jersey cotton and moleskins.’
      • ‘The fabrics for spring are satin, jersey, chiffon and lace, turning up in every category from street wear to evening wear.’
      • ‘Not wanting to miss out, I pick an item at random - a nice red dress made of classic jersey, or possibly cashmere - and clap vigorously.’
      • ‘Knit fabrics are available in a wide variety of styles and textures - from sporty to elegant, jersey to velour.’
      • ‘Cotton flannel or jersey sheets are another healthy option because they're not treated with chemicals.’
      • ‘If it is not that cold, a jersey dress made of soft warm jersey would be wonderful, over your wool stockings and under your warm coat.’
      • ‘Tops work both day and night whether you chose fine zig zag knits or super smooth jersey.’
      • ‘There is a pale colour printed viscose jersey T-shirt dress that is very easy to wear.’
      • ‘Stretch shiny silk satin, light stretch silk twill, jersey, nylon taffeta, and leather dominate the collection.’
      • ‘Jeneane from Calgary made the latest pattern from Loes Hinse in red cotton Lycra jersey.’
      • ‘The jersey fabric flatters and leaves you room to move, thanks to a small dose of Lycra.’
      • ‘Plain suiting and tweed is teamed with slick, shiny leather and fine jersey tops.’
  • 2An animal of a breed of light brown dairy cattle from Jersey.

    • ‘Another large breed with myriad coat colors, Nubians are known as the Jerseys of the goat world for producing milk with high butterfat content.’
    • ‘Without grain in summer, the Holsteins and Jerseys got too skinny.’
    • ‘Cheese is huge business in a town where the community of Holsteins and Jerseys rivals the human population in size.’
    • ‘Compared to the five other major breeds milked in the United States, Jerseys give less milk.’
    • ‘Cross-breeding Holstein dairy cows with Jerseys is boosting milk income on Pembrokeshire's spring calving farms.’
    • ‘Mr Phillip keeps 20 Jerseys, which run alongside a herd of 110 Holstein Friesians.’
    • ‘It transpired that the cow was Isobel, a three year old jersey heifer owned by Odds Farm Park, just outside Wycombe.’
    • ‘Soon, the Thwaites' jersey herd comprised only registered cattle.’
    • ‘In 1883, Hulke became the recipient of a prestigious national prize for his herd of Jerseys milkers, made up of Jenny and her calves.’
    • ‘‘The Jerseys exhibit more fertility as well as a higher fat and protein content in their milk compared to Holsteins,’ says Washburn.’
    • ‘In 1956 they moved back to the Steinbach area, where they purchased purebred Jerseys and became dairy farmers for nine years.’
    • ‘‘They're really hard-working, these little Jerseys,’ says Edie, who takes her own share of barn shifts; at least two a week.’
    • ‘Friesians and Jerseys will have to trample a lot of washing before they become as unpopular as York's pigeons.’
    • ‘They milk 150 Jerseys but plan to increase the herd size to 180 this autumn.’
    • ‘Still, most Wisconsin dairy producers favor Holsteins over Jerseys.’
    • ‘I had taken two sculpting classes at Iowa State University, and I knew cows, since we milked 300 Jerseys at our dairy farm.’
    • ‘Jim and his family moved to Oeo where they continued to produce top jersey cattle under the name of Glanton Stud.’

Origin

Late 16th century (denoting woollen worsted fabric made in Jersey): from Jersey.

Pronunciation

jersey

/ˈdʒəːzi/

Main definitions of jersey in English

: jersey1Jersey2

Jersey2

proper noun

  • The largest of the Channel Islands; population 91,900 (est. 2009); capital, St Helier.

Pronunciation

Jersey

/ˈdʒəːzi/