There are 2 main definitions of spencer in English:


Line breaks: spen|cer
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛnsə


1A short, close-fitting jacket, worn by women and children in the early 19th century.
More example sentences
  • ‘Of course,’ he mumbled, hesitating a moment before easing Amanda's arms out of her spencer, while the woman removed her shoes and stockings.
  • Miss Howitt's dress was in the height of fashion; blue silk spencer over a white round dress with several flounces at the hem, complemented by a yellow paisley shawl draped over her shoulders.
1.1A thin woollen vest, worn by women for extra warmth in winter.


probably named after the second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), English politician.

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