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Topic: SPORT

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from jump 'loose coat' (17-19 centuries), probably from jupe 'coat' (13-19 centuries), from Old French, from Arabic jubbah
Sense: 3
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: JUMP1

jumper

noun
     
jumper
jump‧er S3 [countable]
1 British EnglishDCC a piece of clothing made of wool that covers the upper part of your body and arms [= sweater, pullover]
2 American EnglishDCC a dress without sleeves usually worn over a shirt [= pinafore British English]
3DS a person or animal that jumps
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