Today’s word is gear. In regard to clothing it means ‘a set of clothes worn for a certain purpose’. For example, sports gear (clothes you’re wearing when you’re doing sport). Or wet gear (equipment we use when it’s wet or raining). Here are two example sentences: Put on your sports gear. We’re going for a run. Or Did you bring your wet gear? It’s pouring with rain.
I’ve decided to start a monthly post series and put it up on the blog as a way of helping learners of English enrich their vocabulary. Today’s phrase is a wooly jumper. The adjective wooly means ‘made of wool’, while jumper is another word for ‘sweater’ used especially by British people. Thus ‘a wooly jumper’ = ‘a sweater made of wool’. And now for a joke: What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo? The answer is: a wooly jumper. It’s word play, of course. We know about kangaroos that they’re great jumpers. We also know that sheep give us wool.
Hope you liked the joke and found the information helpful.