[ kab-ij ]
/ ˈkæb ɪdʒ /
- cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim.
- Also called cab. such scraps used for reprocessing.
verb (used with or without object), cab·baged, cab·bag·ing.
to steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.
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Origin of cabbage2
1615–25; earlier carbage shred, piece of cloth, apparently variant of garbage wheat straw chopped small (obsolete sense)
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Examples from the Web for cabbaged
That's true; but suppose the Yankees 'ave shot the men and cabbaged the boat?In the Van; or, The Builders|John Price-Brown
All except one—that one lay in the plate of the man from whom I had cabbaged the lot.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Who's the nervy party with the chin whiskers that's cabbaged Hinpoha?The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit|Hildegard G. Frey
British Dictionary definitions for cabbaged (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkæbɪdʒ) /
Also called: cole any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)See also brassica, savoy Compare skunk cabbage, Chinese cabbage
wild cabbage a European plant, Brassica oleracea, with broad leaves and a long spike of yellow flowers: the plant from which the cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprout have been bred
- the head of a cabbage
- the edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm
informal a dull or unimaginative person
informal, offensive a person who has no mental faculties and is dependent on others for his or her subsistence
Word Origin for cabbage
C14: from Norman French caboche head; perhaps related to Old French boce hump, bump, Latin caput head
British Dictionary definitions for cabbaged (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkæbɪdʒ) British slang /
snippets of cloth appropriated by a tailor from a customer's material
to steal; pilfer
Word Origin for cabbage
C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French cabas theft
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