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garb

[ gahrb ]
/ gɑrb /
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noun
a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.
wearing apparel; clothes.
outward appearance or form.
verb (used with object)
to dress; clothe.
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Origin of garb

1585–95; <Middle French garbe graceful outline <Old Italian garbo grace <Germanic; compare Old High German garawen,Old English gearwian to prepare, adorn (see gar2), gear

OTHER WORDS FROM garb

garbless, adjectiveun·der·garb, nounun·garbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for garb

garb
/ (ɡɑːb) /

noun
clothes, esp the distinctive attire of an occupation or professionclerical garb
style of dress; fashion
external appearance, covering, or attire
verb
(tr) to clothe or cover; attire

Derived forms of garb

garbless, adjective

Word Origin for garb

C16: from Old French garbe graceful contour, from Old Italian garbo grace, probably of Germanic origin
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