Definition of sweater in English:



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

    • ‘If wool yarn is used in any of the sweaters, the finished garment should be dry cleaned or gently hand washed.’
    • ‘He wore handmade wool sweaters and long Mexican ponchos.’
    • ‘The frequency with which wool and cashmere sweaters should be washed varies.’
    • ‘The new procedures call for the removal of all outer garments, including sweaters and sweatshirts.’
    • ‘They were twenty-somethings with short haircuts wearing black crewneck or turtle neck sweaters.’
    • ‘Local men wore turbans, and shalwar kameez with wool vests or sweaters.’
    • ‘A nice pair of jeans with a cashmere pullover sweater and a nice pair of shoes is a good look.’
    • ‘Bulky wool sweaters, for example, will add undesired volume to your waist and chest.’
    • ‘While gray suits are still all the rage, gray knits, shirts and sweaters are no longer as trendy.’
    • ‘Last I checked, there were more options in the closet than plunging necklines and bulky sweaters.’
    • ‘Woolen sweaters, cardigans, mittens, and socks were knitted with elaborate patterns.’
    • ‘Members of the cooperative spin and dye wool, knit sweaters, and also make ceramic crafts.’
    • ‘Even with her wool sweaters, shirts, leggings, socks, and cloak, she was still cold.’
    • ‘The countryside was a major theme with rustic cord jodhpurs, pedal pushers with buttons at the knee, checked shirts and Aran sweaters.’
    • ‘Everyone around is wearing colourful sweaters, cardigans and pullovers.’
    • ‘For less formal moments, there are shirts and sweaters with coordinated gloves.’
    • ‘She concealed her arm beneath sweaters with sleeves that dangled loosely, even in sweltering weather.’
    • ‘Models sashayed the catwalk in their jeans, textural cable knit sweaters and big fur bags.’
    • ‘Short sleeves, chunky sweaters are part of this season's look.’
    • ‘This includes everything from jeans and knit shirts to sweaters and sweats.’
  • 2dated An employer who works employees hard in poor conditions for low pay.