Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A close-fitting knitted woolen shirt much worn by seamen; a Guernsey frock. Compare jersey.
  • noun The red-legged partridge, Perdix or Caccabis rufa. Montagu.
  • noun A breed of dairy cattle, named from the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. It is slightly larger than the Jersey, lacks the black markings about the face, and has the inside of the ear yellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The second-largest of the Channel Islands.
  • noun A breed of dairy cattle originally bred in Guernsey.
  • noun A specimen of the Guernsey breed.
  • noun A knitted fisherman’s sweater of a type made on the island.
  • noun A long-sleeved shirt worn by sportsmen, especially in rugby codes (historically).
  • noun Australia A team-liveried shirt; a jersey.
  • noun Australia Selection or election to a position.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey
  • noun a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman, from Old Norse, compound of Granis ("Grani's") and ey ("island").

Examples

  • Guernsey is a book that I am proud to display on my shelf – or at least, it will be, once I get it back from my best friend, who lent it to her mom.

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  • Troy Reichert, who teaches industrial arts in Guernsey, near the Nebraska border, learned of the Christmas-tree crisis just a few days ago.

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  • Until May 2009, the BNP Paribas suspended his account in Guernsey which held some €36 million, that was opened under Garnet Investment Limited.

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  • A real Guernsey is 100% wool, made with yarn spun to a certain specification and weighing in at about one kilo.

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  • She became interested in Guernsey while visiting London in 1980.

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  • Thanks to Guernsey (wo) man Jane Mosse (what do you call a woman who lives in Guernsey?), G.B. Edwards friend and dedicatee Edward Chaney, and the staff of the Guernsey Press Bookshop on St Peters Port, Ebenezer Le Page got reintroduced to the world in style.

    Will the real Ebenezer Le Page please stand up?

  • Thanks to Guernsey (wo) man Jane Mosse (what do you call a woman who lives in Guernsey?), G.B. Edwards friend and dedicatee Edward Chaney, and the staff of the Guernsey Press Bookshop on St Peters Port, Ebenezer Le Page got reintroduced to the world in style.

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  • In these words Dorothy probably tells us that she and Temple had both been at Castle Cornet together in Guernsey, and had visited the little Island of Herm, as it is now called, which is distant two or three miles from the castle, and a visit to whose shores would make a pleasant picnic on a summer's day.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • The castle in Guernsey, now in your hands, standeth out by your commands against that authority, wherein if you persist I leave to your wisdom to determine the peril.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • He was given a three-year probation order, but just months later returned to have sex with the same horse at the Castel Stable in Guernsey.

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