Origin of gaberdine
Examples from the Web for gaberdine
A shrivelled arm, a dropsied leg, were to Ribera what a breast-plate and a gaberdine were to Rembrandt.
Did these Yankee ignoramuses suppose he did not share their aversion from the gaberdine or the three brass balls?Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
When I last saw you your gaberdine was out at elbows, and now you sail in your own gondola.Humour of the North|Lawrence J. Burpee
He had, moreover, seen the Triller's gaberdine hanging in the monastery at Ebersdorf.A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia|Walter White
He spread out the skirts of his gaberdine and pirouetted between the lines of tethered horses.The Man Who Would Be King|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for gaberdine
Word Origin and History for gaberdine
"long, loose outer garment," 1510s, from Spanish gabardina, from Middle French galverdine, which is perhaps from Middle High German wallevart "pilgrimage" (German Wallfahrt) in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak" (from Old High German wallon "to roam;" see gallant (adj.) + faran "to go, travel;" see fare (v.)). The Spanish form perhaps influenced by gabán "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat."