Knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper.
Knitted overgarment that buttons up in the front. The cardigan was popularized by Coco Chanel in the 1920s and 1930s as part of two- or three-piece outfits.
Originally a long-sleeved military jacket of knitted worsted, trimmed with fur or braid and buttoned down the front, it was named for James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797–1868), who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. In the 20th century the style was adapted for casual wear.
A sweater that is put on by pulling it over the head; SYN. slipover.