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[gar-uh-bawl-dee] /ˌgær əˈbɔl di/
a loose blouse worn by women and children in the mid-19th century, made in imitation of the red shirts worn by the soldiers of Garibaldi.
a brilliant orange damselfish, Hypsypops rubicundus, found off the rocky coasts of southern California.
Origin of garibaldi
First recorded in 1860-65


[gar-uh-bawl-dee; Italian gah-ree-bahl-dee] /ˌgær əˈbɔl di; Italian ˌgɑ riˈbɑl di/
[juh-sep-ee;; Italian joo-zep-pe] /dʒəˈsɛp i;; Italian dʒuˈzɛp pɛ/ (Show IPA),
1807–82, Italian patriot and general.
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Garibaldian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • It is no exaggeration to say that fortune had showered her richest gifts on garibaldi during this campaign.

    Builders of United Italy Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Even their praises could not spoil the simplicity of garibaldi's nature.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • It was with difficulty that garibaldi, placing himself again at the head of his forces, drove the enemy back to Capua.

  • He was a volunteer in the campaign of 1859 and served with garibaldi in 1866 and 1867.

  • General garibaldi was sitting in his carriage, in readiness to move in any direction, instantly.

  • garibaldi, services in war between Argentine and Uruguay, 93.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • garibaldi made another desperate attempt, but was defeated by the French at Mentana .

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • The abb was still in the garibaldi mood, and the volunteer of '49 and I were in sympathy.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for garibaldi


a woman's loose blouse with long sleeves popular in the 1860s, copied from the red flannel shirt worn by Garibaldi's soldiers
(Brit) a type of biscuit having a layer of currants in the centre


Giuseppe (dʒuˈzɛppe). 1807–82, Italian patriot; a leader of the Risorgimento. He fought against the Austrians and French in Italy (1848–49; 1859) and, with 1000 volunteers, conquered Sicily and Naples for the emerging kingdom of Italy (1860)
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Word Origin and History for garibaldi


1862, blouse worn by women in imitation of red shirts worn by followers of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), liberator of Italy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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