navy Guernsey

MINDY_OY

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi, everyone,

I know "navy Guernsey" refers to a type of clothes, but can anyone tell me what kind of clothes it looks like?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    A guernsey is a type of sweater - originally a fisherman's sweater: see here for examples:).
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Hi, everyone,

    I know "navy Guernsey" refers to a type of clothes, but can anyone tell me what kind of clothes it looks like?

    Thanks in advance.
    Can you please give us the context in which this appeared? Please quote a full sentence and tell us the source.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It's mildly amusing that two of the Channel Islands have garments named after them. Extracts from OED definitions.

    Guernsey:
    A thick, knitted, closely-fitting vest or shirt, generally made of blue wool, worn by seamen.

    Jersey:
    ... also, to a similar woollen garment worn either as an outer tunic by seamen, children, etc., or as an under-shirt or under-vest;
     
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