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Topic: SPORT

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Jersey, island in the English Channel

jersey

noun
     
jer‧sey
1 [countable]DCCDS a shirt made of soft material, worn by players of sports such as football and rugby
2 [countable] British EnglishDCC a piece of clothing made of wool that covers the upper part of your body and your arms [= sweater]
3 [uncountable]DCC a soft material made of cotton or wool
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