What does cardigan mean?

Definitions for cardigan
ˈkɑr dɪ gəncardi·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardigannoun

    knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper

  2. Cardigan, Cardigan Welsh corginoun

    slightly bowlegged variety of corgi having rounded ears and a long tail


  1. cardigannoun

    A type of sweater or jumper that fastens up the front with buttons or a zipper, usually machine- or hand-knitted from wool.

  2. Cardigannoun

    A town in Wales.

  3. Etymology: Named after British military commander James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan


  1. cardigan

    A cardigan is a type of knitted sweater or jumper that opens at the front and is typically buttoned or zipped up. They are usually made from wool or cotton. Cardigans can be worn by both men and women and come in various styles, lengths, and colors. The item was named after James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who popularized this style during the Crimean War.


  1. Cardigan

    Cardigan is a town in the county of Ceredigion in Mid Wales. It lies on the estuary of the River Teifi, at the point where Ceredigion meets Pembrokeshire. It was the county town of the pre-1974 county of Cardiganshire.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cardigan

    kar′de-gan, n. a knitted woollen jacket, named from the Crimean hero, the Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cardigan

    A town in Cardiganshire, Wales. It was an important town about the Norman conquest, and the Normans were frequently defeated before mastering it. The town suffered much in the struggles between the Welsh and the Normans.

Editors Contribution

  1. cardigan

    An item of clothing.

    Many people have a cardigan.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cardigan

    After Ceredog, a famous chieftain.

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Anagrams for cardigan »

  1. arcading

  2. carangid

  3. gandicar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardigan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardigan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of cardigan in a Sentence

  1. Pauline Frommer:

    Yoga pants and a sports bra with a long-sleeved but loose-fitting shirt and a cardigan for layering.

  2. Nina McLemore boutiquesNina McLemore:

    I was surprised by how many people look up what Elaine Chao's wearing and come in to shop. I think Elaine Chao must have every color cardigan and blazer we make.

  3. William Bonney:

    I defy you to find another cowboy wearing a cardigan sweater.

  4. Mr Bajwa:

    That must have been an important cardigan is what I was thinking.

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