cardigan


cardigan

noun

  1. a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front.

noun

  1. Cardiganshire.
  2. one of a variety of Welsh corgi having a long tail.Compare Pembroke(def 3).

noun

  1. a knitted jacket or sweater with buttons up the front

noun

  1. the larger variety of corgi, having a long tail

noun

  1. 7th Earl of, title of James Thomas Brudenell. 1797–1868, British cavalry officer. He led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava (1854) during the Crimean War.
n.

1868, from James Thomas Brudenell (1797-1868), 7th Earl of Cardigan, English general distinguished in the Crimean War, who set the style, in one account supposedly wearing such a jacket while leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava (1854). The place name is an anglicization of Welsh Ceredigion, literally “Ceredig’s land.” Ceredig lived 5c.

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