noun Date: 1952 a sleeveless pullover or buttoned sweater

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  • sweater vest — noun A sleeveless sweater, commonly knit in argyle. Syn: jersey, jumper …   Wiktionary

  • sweater-vest — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a sleeveless pullover or buttoned sweater …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweater vest — noun, pl ⋯ vests [count] US : a sleeveless sweater worn over a shirt called also (Brit) tank top …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweater — A jumper from Marks Spencer. A sweater, jumper, pullover, sweatshirt, jersey or guernsey is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms. It is often worn over a shirt, blouse, T shirt, or other top, but may also be worn alone as a top.… …   Wikipedia

  • vest — vestless, adj. vestlike, adj. /vest/, n. 1. a close fitting, waist length, sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, designed to be worn under a jacket. 2. a part or trimming simulating the front of such a garment; vestee. Cf. dickey1 (def …   Universalium

  • sweater — woolen vest or jersey, originally worn in rowing, 1882, from earlier sweaters clothing worn to produce sweating and reduce weight (1828), from SWEAT (Cf. sweat) (v.). As a fashion garment, attested from 1925. Sweater girl is attested from 1940;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vest — *Sleeveless jackets or coats, known as vests in the US and as waistcoats in the UK and Ireland.EtymologyThe term vest derives from French veste , Italian vesta , veste robe, gown, and Latin vestis , from vestire to clothe . The sleeveless garment …   Wikipedia

  • vest — vest1 [vest] n ↑vest, ↑undershirt [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: veste, from Latin vestis piece of clothing ] 1.) BrE a piece of underwear without ↑sleeves that you wear on the top half of your body American Equivalent: undershirt 2.) a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vest — noun 1 (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑undershirt ADJECTIVE ▪ sleeveless ▪ string ▪ thermal ▪ running PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • sweater — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bulky (AmE), chunky (esp. BrE), heavy, thick ▪ light, thin ▪ baggy, oversized (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

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