Sweatshirt vs Sweater what difference

what is difference between Sweatshirt and Sweater

English

Alternative forms

  • sweat shirt

Etymology

From sweat +‎ shirt.

Pronunciation

Noun

sweatshirt (plural sweatshirts)

  1. A loose shirt, usually made of a knit fleece, for athletic wear and now often used as casual apparel.
  2. A shirt worn against the skin, usually under other clothing, to absorb sweat.
    Synonym: undershirt

Derived terms

  • sweatshirting

Translations

Anagrams

  • swarthiest

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English sweatshirt.

Noun

sweatshirt m (plural sweatshirts)

  1. (Jersey) sweatshirt


English

Etymology

From Middle English swetere, equivalent to sweat +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈswɛtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈswɛtɚ/, /-ɾɚ/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈswetə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə, -ɛtə(r), -ɛtə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: sweat‧er

Noun

sweater (plural sweaters)

  1. A knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise.
  2. (US) A similar garment worn for warmth.
  3. One who sweats (produces sweat).
  4. One who or that which causes to sweat.
    • 1906, Chesterton, Charles Dickens, chapter 3
      We learn of the cruelty of some school or child-factory from journalists; we learn it from inspectors, we learn it from doctors, we learn it even from shame-stricken schoolmasters and repentant sweaters; but we never learn it from the children; we never learn it from the victims.
  5. A diaphoretic remedy.
  6. (historical) An exploitative middleman who subcontracted piece work in the tailoring trade.
    Coordinate term: sweatee
    • 1894, New York (State) Bureau of Mediation and Arbitration, Annual Report (volumes 7-8, page 158)
      If the piecework system had not existed there never would have been any sweatees. The men who are sweaters, I am sorry to say, are men who formerly belonged to our union.
  7. (archaic) One who sweats coins, i.e. removes small portions by shaking them.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A London street ruffian in Queen Anne’s time who prodded weak passengers with his sword-point.

Synonyms

  • (for sense 1): sweatshirt
  • (for sense 2): jumper, pullover, jersey, cardigan, wooly
  • (for sense 3): perspirer
  • (for sense 4): exploiter

Derived terms

  • sweater dress

Descendants

Translations

Verb

sweater (third-person singular simple present sweaters, present participle sweatering, simple past and past participle sweatered)

  1. (transitive) To dress in a sweater.

Further reading

  • sweater on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • wearest

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