One can pull the jumper over one's head or, in the case of my daughter's jumper, step into it - this depends largely on the neckline. In Australia a cardigan differs from a jumper in that it is buttoned up so not pulled over the head as is a jumper.
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What nobody else has mentioned yet is that we might also call such a garment a jersey. Ireland is the same as BrE but we also have a gansey.
Ganseys originated in Guernesy, jerseys in Jersey. A gansey-load of something is quite a lot, the amount you could carry in your gansey.
My daughter and I worked on a fantastic definition of "jumper" together, and it didn't make it to a post because I hadn't logged in first. Here's my take on my own:. A jumper is an item of clothing that essentially provides, all in one piece, a skirt and a bodice. It is sleeveless and, by definition, is meant to be worn over a blouse or turtleneck. The jumper can hang from the shoulders to the hemline OR it can have a waistband.
One can pull the jumper over one's head or, in the case of my daughter's jumper, step into it - this depends largely on the neckline. They can go down the back or on the side. A jumper is closed all the way around - since I just read this evening that a pinafore my guess for what the British would call our jumper is not generally closed in the back although it could have apron-string ties to keep it in place - thank you, Wikipedia.
My daughter's jumper has a yoke-style top - that is it has a fairly open front; it has a waistband with both a zipper and button, on one side, for closure. The combination of the wide opening down the front and the zipper allows her to step into the garment through the top; the zipper closes up and the button secures the waistband.
A jumper is, in my opinion, worn more often by girls than by grown women. At my daughter's school, their skirts of their jumpers are to be "mid-knee" length; during the course of the year, they grow and the skirts get relatively shorter. A pullover would be anything like a sweater or sweatshirt or fleece that goes over your head to go on. It wouldn't have buttons or a zipper except for decoration. I don't think that I would call any of my clothes a pullover, although I would know what someone means if they used the term.
As for sweater, I liked the definition from above: Sweater-vest, Hooded sweater, turtleneck sweater, etc. The extra warmth still holds those fine materials generally trap a lot of heat. The only exception would be some more decorative sweater made of a light-weight yarn and and open knit for warm-weather wear as I said, an exception.
A long-sleeved or short-sleeved knitted garment pulled over the head is called a jersey. These can be somewhat formal, and are commonly part of school uniforms, or work attire, in winter, because of South Africa's relatively mild climate. Terms like cardigan , and especially, pullover and jumper are rarer, or never used in everyday speech. A more casual, colourful upper garment, often made of synthetic fabrics is called a sweater , or if part of a tracksuit, then a tracksuit top.
According to Wikipedia, these South African "sweaters" are called "sweatshirts" in the rest of the world. Heavier fabric casual sweaters, with or without hoods, are often called jackets.
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This reminds me of the children's joke. What do get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo? I call all these things a "woolly", even if they aren't made of wool but appear to be. I wonder if there is a further regional differentiation for woolly? I link to that one from the third word of my question -: Oops, sorry about that. Google gives a good definition for the american usage: A collarless sleeveless dress, typically worn over a blouse.
I think that describes it a bit better. Jumper is as Arlen says in the US. A girl's top with attached shorts or long pants would be called a jump suit in the US. In the US, there are two different types of garment that can be called a jumper. For adult women and older girls , it is the over-dress described by the other commenters; however, it can also be a garment for babies and toddlers, in which case it's more of an all-purpose term for anything that includes both a top and bottom, all in one piece, like pinafores, rompers, jon-jons, etc.
Janet 3 2. In Australia a cardigan differs from a jumper in that it is buttoned up so not pulled over the head as is a jumper.
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