gabardine

[gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen]

noun

Also gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave.

Nearby words

  1. gaba-alpha,
  2. gabaon,
  3. gabaonite,
  4. gabapentin,
  5. gabar,
  6. gabbai,
  7. gabble,
  8. gabbro,
  9. gabbroic,
  10. gabby

Origin of gabardine

spelling variant of gaberdine

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British Dictionary definitions for gabardine

gabardine

gaberdine

noun

a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child's raincoat

Word Origin for gabardine

C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina

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Word Origin and History for gabardine

gabardine

n.

1590s, "dress, covering," variant of gaberdine. Meaning "closely woven cloth" is from 1904.

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