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jersey (n.)

1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island" (see island); but it is perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island").

The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1845. In American English, short for New Jersey from 1758. Related: Jerseyman.

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Definitions of jersey
1
jersey (n.)
a close-fitting pullover shirt;
Synonyms: T-shirt / tee shirt
jersey (n.)
a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric;
2
Jersey (n.)
a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies;
Synonyms: New Jersey / Garden State / nj / N.J.
Jersey (n.)
the largest of the Channel Islands;
Synonyms: island of Jersey
Jersey (n.)
a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey;
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