"Sweater vest / sweatervest"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Apr 27 17:39:30 UTC 2006

On Apr 27, 2006, at 8:52 AM, Barbara Need asked:

> Is a sweater vest necessarily buttoned? (That is, is it a sleeveless
> cardigan, a sleeveless pullover, or both?

in my usage -- i won't speak for anyone else -- a sweater vest is
necessarily a pullover.  a sleveless, v-necked pullover.  there are
sleveless cardigans, but i call them cardigans.


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