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cardigan

[kahr-di-guh n] /ˈkɑr dɪ gən/
noun
1.
a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front.
Also called cardigan sweater, cardigan jacket.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; named after J. T. Brudnell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868), British cavalryman of Crimean War fame
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British Dictionary definitions for cardigan jacket

cardigan

/ˈkɑːdɪɡən/
noun
1.
a knitted jacket or sweater with buttons up the front
Word Origin
C19: named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan

Cardigan1

/ˈkɑːdɪɡən/
noun
1.
the larger variety of corgi, having a long tail

Cardigan2

/ˈkɑːdɪɡən/
noun
1.
7th Earl of, title of James Thomas Brudenell. 1797–1868, British cavalry officer. He led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava (1854) during the Crimean War.
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Word Origin and History for cardigan jacket

cardigan

n.

1868, from James Thomas Brudenell (1797-1868), 7th Earl of Cardigan, English general distinguished in the Crimean War, who set the style, in one account supposedly wearing such a jacket while leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava (1854). The place name is an anglicization of Welsh Ceredigion, literally "Ceredig's land." Ceredig lived 5c.

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