Dear Word Detective: The use of “sweater” in its modern sense of “heavy knitted top worn for warmth” had appeared by the early years of the 20th century.
Q From Jenny Beadnell: Could you give me any information on the origins of the word cardigan? A No problem. It’s an eponym, a thing named after a person.
I’m curious about different meanings of the word ‘jumper’ as an article of clothing. call a sweater or a The origin has nothing to do with the verb
sweater (n.) “woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing,” 1882, from earlier sweaters “clothing worn to produce sweating and reduce weight” (1828), plural
Also called cardigan sweater, cardigan jacket. Word Origin . C19: named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan. Cardigan 1 / ˈkɑːdɪɡən / noun. 1.
Word Origin and History for sweater Expand. n. “woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing,” 1882, from earlier sweaters “clothing worn to produce sweating and
A sweater (North American English) is a knitted garment intended to cover the torso and arms. A sweater is either a pullover or a cardigan
What made you want to look up sweater? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible). show hide. WORD OF THE DAY. ragtag play .
The Urban Dictionary gives us another clue as to the origin of the ugly sweater. The pair have even trademarked the word marks, “ugly Christmas sweater
3/12/2007 · Working out in wool was bound to bring in a new word in our vocabulary having something to do with sweating The origin of word “sweater