Etymology
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New Jersey

named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.

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Definitions of New Jersey

New Jersey (n.)
one of the British colonies that formed the United States;
New Jersey (n.)
a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies;
Synonyms: Jersey / Garden State / nj / N.J.
From wordnet.princeton.edu