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    jumper sweater sweatshirt

    Hi, I'd like to know if there is a difference in meaning among the words sweater (made of wool????)
    sweatshirt ( made of cotton???)
    jumper
    Thanks Rip

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    Re: jumper sweater sweatshirt

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley
    Hi, I'd like to know if there is a difference in meaning among the words sweater (made of wool????)
    sweatshirt ( made of cotton???)
    jumper
    Thanks Rip
    The way I know it, jumper is a sleevless dress that you can wear on top of a T-shirt.
    Now, a difference between a sweater and a sweatshirt:
    A sweater is a knitted garment - it can be wool or acrylic or whatever else.
    A sweathshirt is usually made from cotton or a cotton/polyester blend and it has a fleecy soft underlining. It's the kind of underlining that absorbs sweat when you work out, hence the name "sweatshirt".

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    Re: jumper sweater sweatshirt

    In BrE a jumper is a sweater and a pinafore is the same as what we Americans call a jumper (a sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or T-shirt).


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