Definition of cardie in English:

cardie

(also cardy, cardi)

noun

British
informal
  • A cardigan.

    ‘a pink cashmere cardie’
    • ‘Because it was radio, he could presumably turn up for work in an old cardie.’
    • ‘I am making one of the larger sizes, because I wanted to wear a top under the cardi comfortably.’
    • ‘My children will be wearing slippers and cardies and getting old before me.’
    • ‘Are you man enough for a cardie?’
    • ‘Had he not always been swathed in white robes, you could have imagined him in a cardie, pottering round his vegetable patch with his little grandson.’
    • ‘Wear with a mannish shirt tucked in or a fitted cardi or knit.’
    • ‘On a cold day, I often long to offer them my cardie to stop them from turning blue.’
    • ‘This season's dress or pretty skirt and cardi will travel well from day wear to night-time.’
    • ‘If it's not a heatwave outside, a cardy and/or fleece, and maybe a brolly, are probably a good idea for the homeward journey.’
    • ‘Don't wear them with a long cardie like you did with skinny jeans.’
    • ‘The homely cardie, unfortunately, is a necessary evil in our depressingly cold and damp northern climate.’
    • ‘Thrift stores also have great old jewelry that can be sewn or glued on to cardies or shoes for an amazing, unique look.’
    • ‘My big find was this great cardi.’
    • ‘I saw this little cardi, and thought it would be so great for her!’
    • ‘He was wearing his beige cardy.’
    • ‘I was wearing a cardy earlier.’
    • ‘It works for pottering around in barefoot at home or layered up with thermals, tights and a cardie for winter workdays.’
    • ‘The nights are drawing in, but you may not be ready for big cardies and bowls of plum crumble just yet.’
    • ‘If it is a sunny day, we may have to put on a cardie.’
    • ‘I sighed and said I would just have to bring an old cardy in.’

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

cardie

/ˈkärdē/