There are 2 main definitions of jersey in English:

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jersey 1

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːzi/

noun (plural jerseys)

1A knitted garment with long sleeves, worn over the upper body.
Example sentences
  • When I moved my trade show uniform from an ottoman rib to a jersey knit, he adjusted the tape to make the new shirts look better than the old ones.
  • She settles on insulated booties, oversize pedals, and a clear slicker, which she slips over her jersey.
  • I wiped the smile right off her face, she says, like she used to wipe her school slate clean with a bit of spit and an unwinding jersey sleeve.
1.1A distinctive shirt worn by a player or competitor in certain sports.
Example sentences
  • Suede also proved that urban fashion isn't always about baggy jeans, jerseys and Snoop Dogg.
  • Do they simply add them to their jersey pockets or do they attach them to their bodies under their jerseys?
  • He was wondering why no one had noticed that he liked to wear long sleeves under his jersey.
1.2 [mass noun] A soft, fine knitted fabric: [as modifier]: a jersey skirt
More example sentences
  • Stretch shiny silk satin, light stretch silk twill, jersey, nylon taffeta, and leather dominate the collection.
  • I love working with jersey fabrics because it's easy to wear and comfortably drapes over a women's frame.
  • The fabrics are understated, using simple knits, jersey cotton and moleskins.
2 (Jersey) An animal of a breed of light brown dairy cattle from Jersey.
Example sentences
  • Cross-breeding Holstein dairy cows with Jerseys is boosting milk income on Pembrokeshire's spring calving farms.
  • Still, most Wisconsin dairy producers favor Holsteins over Jerseys.
  • Without grain in summer, the Holsteins and Jerseys got too skinny.


Late 16th century (denoting woollen worsted fabric made in Jersey): from Jersey.

Words that rhyme with jersey

durzi, furzy, kersey, Mersey
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There are 2 main definitions of jersey in English:

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Jersey 2

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːzi/
The largest of the Channel Islands; population 91,900 (est. 2009); capital, St Helier.
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