from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jacket or pullover made especially of knit, crocheted, or woven wool, cotton, or synthetic yarn.
  • noun One that sweats, especially profusely.
  • noun Something that induces sweating; a sudorific.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sweats.
  • noun One who or that which causes to sweat.
  • noun One of a gang of street ruffians of the time of Queen Anne, who, forming a circle around an inoffensive wayfarer, pricked him with their swords, and compelled him to dance till he sweated.
  • noun A woolen jacket or jersey, especially one worn by men in training for athletic contests or by acrobats after performing.
  • noun One who sweats coin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who sweats.
  • noun Slang, Slang One who, or that which, causes to sweat.
  • noun Slang, Slang A sudorific.
  • noun Slang, Slang A woolen jacket or jersey worn by athletes.
  • noun Slang An employer who oppresses his workmen by paying low wages.

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

  • noun A knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise.
  • noun A similar garment worn for warmth.
  • noun Agent noun of sweat; a person who sweats.

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

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
  • noun a person who perspires


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