Meaning of JUMPER in English

JUMPER

/ ˈdʒʌmpə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

( BrE ) a knitted piece of clothing made of wool or cotton for the upper part of the body, with long sleeves and no buttons :

a woolly jumper

2.

( NAmE ) = pinafore

3.

a person, an animal or an insect that jumps :

He's a good jumper.

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WORD ORIGIN

senses 1 to 2 mid 19th cent. (originally meaning a loose jacket worn by sailors): probably from dialect jump short coat , perhaps from Scots jupe a man's (later also a woman's) loose jacket or tunic , via Old French from Arabic jubba . Compare with jibba .

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