Main definitions of jersey in US English:

: jersey1Jersey2



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

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

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


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




Main definitions of jersey in US English:

: jersey1Jersey2


proper noun

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