Definition of cardigan in English:

cardigan

Line breaks: car¦di|gan
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːdɪg(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A knitted jumper fastening down the front.
    More example sentences
    • But in reality, knitwear is so much more than that - it includes a wide array of pullovers, turtlenecks and cardigans, among other items.
    • From argyle cardigans to tweed blazers, check out the look of fall 2004 and enjoy all the attention.
    • All jumpers, cardigans and socks were knitted by hand.

Origin

mid 19th century (Crimean War): named after James Thomas Brudenel, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797–1868), leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade, whose troops first wore such garments.

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