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English definition of “cardigan”

cardigan

noun [C]     /ˈkɑː.dɪ.ɡən/ US  /ˈkɑːr-/ (UK informal cardy, also cardie)
B2 a piece of clothing made from wool, which covers the upper part of the body and the arms, fastening at the front with buttons, and usually worn over other clothesJumpers, shirts and tee-shirts
(Definition of cardigan noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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