- a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt.
Origin of jabot
Examples from the Web for jabot
They came from Peru, and danced the mazurka in green jackets with a jabot.The Young Duke
And then indoors: "Do you think you will like this lace made up as a jabot, Elinor?"The Marriage of Elinor
Emma McChesney straightened her collar and jabot with a jerk, and sat up.Roast Beef, Medium
It's an awful price to pay for a hat, and a jabot, and a book and a theater ticket, Fan.Fanny Herself
They came from Peru, and danced the mazurka in green jackets with a jabot!Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4
Charles Dudley Warner
- a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt
Word Origin and History for jabot
frill of a shirt, 1823, from French jabot "grizzard (of a bird), frill on a shirt front" (16c.), of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with gaver "to cram, gorge," and thus ultimately with English jaw.