One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A high loosely turned-over collar.as modifier ‘a black roll-neck sweater’
- ‘It replaces shirts and overalls with more practical roll-neck jumpers and combat-style trousers with large pockets.’
- ‘I was wearing a roll-neck jumper and comfortable trousers and Abby was wearing a denim jacket and black trousers.’
- ‘I hauled a chunky grey roll-neck jumper on over my pajamas, and walked downstairs.’
- ‘He was wearing black trousers and a black roll-neck jumper.’
- ‘He bounded onto the busy Jubilee Line train at Green Park, in his brown jacket and black roll-neck jumper.’
- ‘Worn with an open collared shirt, a crewneck T-shirt or a roll-neck jersey and slacks or even blue jeans, the get up is informal enough for most cocktail parties in town.’
- ‘He was clad like our submariners in dark blue naval uniform and roll-neck pullover.’
- 1.1 A garment with a roll-neck collar.
- ‘The Princess arrived at 2.15 pm, wearing a green checked woollen coat over a red roll-neck and silk scarf with black boots, gloves and handbag.’
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