Word of the Day: Sweater

sweat-er / ˈswe-tər




  1. a knitted garment, usually with long sleeves

My mother, for as long as I could remember, made at least one sweater every month…She would give us each a hand-knit sweater every Christmas. Until she died, those zipper sweaters that I wore on the Neighborhood were all made by my mother.

Fred Rogers, 1928-2003


  1. a person that perspires

He’s a sweater anyway, but he just turns to liquid under pressure.

from ‘The Things a Brother Knows’ by Dana Reinhardt, 1971-




  1. of or related to a knitted garment

If you’re wearing a jacket, as I always am, the sweater vest always needs to be buttoned, with the exception of the bottom button.

Tim Gunn, 1953-