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noundialect West Indian
A sweater or T-shirt.
- ‘Goodman set up Inverallan in 1980, producing Aran, gansey and Fair Isle sweaters using the patterns that have been in existence since knitting was first recorded in the 9th century.’
- ‘After a hard day and a night of it he pulled on the No.11 gansey in Puck the following day and played a blinder in a famous four point win.’
- ‘All the Glenbeigh players are ex-big ball stars and many of them have known the joy of donning the famed green and gold gansey.’
- ‘I cast on at the bottom of the gansey with the yarn doubled for strength, but forgot when binding off the sleeve cuffs.’
Late 19th century representing a pronunciation of Guernsey.
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