Definition of New Jersey in US English:

New Jersey

proper noun

  • A state in the northeastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean; population 8,682,661 (est. 2008); capital, Trenton. Colonized by Dutch settlers and ceded to Britain in 1664, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union and ratified the US Constitution in 1787.

Pronunciation

New Jersey

/n(j)u ˈdʒərzi/