• (America) IPA: /ˈɡɝnzi/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɜːnzi/

guernsey (plural guernseys)

  1. A seaman's knitted woolen sweater, similar to a jersey.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 33:
      At work I wore a guernsey, or a singlet if it was too hot in the greenhouses; but when I sat on the galley wall of a Sunday evening watching the girls pass, I was wearing my best.
  2. (Australia, Australian rules football) The shirt worn by the players.
  3. (Australia) (slang: as in "get a guernsey") [receive] praise, admiration, recognition, credit, etc

  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡɜːnzi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡɝnzi/
Proper noun
  1. the second-largest of the Channel Islands
  2. An unincorporated community in California
  3. A city in Iowa
  4. A hamlet in Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. A town in Wyoming
  • French: Guernesey
  • German: Guernsey
  • Italian: Guernsey, isola di Guernsey
  • Portuguese: Guernsey
  • Russian: Ге́рнси
  • Spanish: Guernesey, isla de Guernesey

guernsey (plural guernseys)

  1. A cow of a breed of dairy cattle originally bred in Guernsey.
  2. A knitted fisherman’s sweater of a type made on the island.
  3. A long-sleeved shirt worn by sportsmen, especially in rugby codes (historically).
  4. (Australia) A team-liveried shirt; a jersey.
  5. (Australia) Selection or election to a position.

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