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gaberdine

[ gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen ]
/ ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin /
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noun
Also gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, especially by Jews.
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Origin of gaberdine

1510–20; <Middle French gauvardine, gallevardine<Spanish gabardina, perhaps a conflation of gabán (≪ Arabic qabā men's overgarment) and tabardina, diminutive of tabardotabard

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British Dictionary definitions for gaberdine

gaberdine
/ (ˈɡæbəˌdiːn, ˌɡæbəˈdiːn) /

noun
a variant spelling of gabardine
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