There are 2 definitions of Guernsey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈgəːnzi
 
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  • An island in the English Channel, to the north-west of Jersey; population 65,900 (est. 2009); capital, St Peter Port. It is the second-largest of the Channel Islands.

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a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Guernsey in English:

Guernsey2

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Pronunciation: /ˈgəːnzi
 
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noun (plural Guernseys)

  • 1An animal of a breed of dairy cattle from Guernsey, noted for producing rich, creamy milk.
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    • Besides Jerseys and Holsteins, other US dairy breeds such as Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Guernseys and Milking Shorthorn have been used successfully in pasture-based systems in different areas of the country.
    • The collection, which was sold off following the owner's death, included dairy shorthorns which fetched £1,240, Ayrshires at £610, Aberdeen Angus cattle at £410, and Guernseys at £410.
  • 2 (guernsey) A thick sweater made with oiled navy-blue wool and originally worn by fishermen.
  • 2.1Australian A football jumper, especially one of the sleeveless kind worn by Australian Rules players.
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    • Perth-born Krakouer is well-known to football fans, playing for the West Australian Football League before pulling on North Melbourne and St Kilda guernseys in the AFL.
    • Placing mementoes such as football guernseys or photographs on coffins and playing popular music during funeral services are likely to be discouraged under Catholic Church guidelines.
    • To pass the time, several players played a form of Keno in which numbers were selected according to past and present players' guernseys.

Phrases

get (or be given) a guernsey

Australian informal
Be selected for a football team.
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  • Are any players from the pre-existing teams in this League trying to get a guernsey in this new tele-team?
  • You've gotta have a go in the future, I'm aiming towards [the 2004 Olympic Games in] Athens and I'd love to get a guernsey and shoot in [the 2006 Commonwealth Games in] Melbourne.
Gain recognition or approval.
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  • The news brigade were mostly old newspaper men, few women got a guernsey then, who distrusted radio techniques and thought the tape recorder was an instrument of the devil.
  • Orwell's 1984 predictably got a guernsey, and Animal Farm also apparently figured in the top 100.
  • Let's face it: many kids after reaching double-digit birthdays don't read a lot for pleasure and are more interested in television, computer games and physical activities, although information books get a guernsey.

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