Gansey

by Hannah Beth Nicholson
 

Gansey (n) a jersey. [O.Sc. & E.dial. gansey (orig. garnsey): a woollen jersey, esp. one worn by fishermen; originally a garment of the sort from the island of Guernsey]

(From ‘Shetland Words: A dictionary of the Shetland dialect’ by Alasdair and Adaline Christie-Johnston)

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