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- n. A wig, notably made of worsted wool
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wig; -- so called, perhaps, from being made of, or resembling, Jersey yarn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of wig, originally one made of worsted; a jersey.
Probably a corruption of jersey, itself named after the Anglo-Norman Channel island Jersey (Wiktionary)