- a loose blouse worn by women and children in the mid-19th century, made in imitation of the red shirts worn by the soldiers of Garibaldi.
- a brilliant orange damselfish, Hypsypops rubicundus, found off the rocky coasts of southern California.
Origin of garibaldi
First recorded in 1860–65
[gar-uh-bawl-dee; Italian gah-ree-bahl-dee]
- Giu·sep·pe [juh-sep-ee; Italian joo-zep-pe] /dʒəˈsɛp i; Italian dʒuˈzɛp pɛ/, 1807–82, Italian patriot and general.
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Examples from the Web for garibaldi
I am afraid that this prolific letter-writing will use up Garibaldi.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
A great crowd was coming into the piazza, singing the Garibaldi Hymn.The Eternal City
His new friends hoped to see him at the Garibaldi tomorrow evening.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
They said a few days back that they were in the Tyrol with Garibaldi.
Something not very unlike it; I mean to go and have a turn with Garibaldi.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
- a woman's loose blouse with long sleeves popular in the 1860s, copied from the red flannel shirt worn by Garibaldi's soldiers
- British a type of biscuit having a layer of currants in the centre
- Giuseppe (dʒuˈzɛppe). 1807–82, Italian patriot; a leader of the Risorgimento. He fought against the Austrians and French in Italy (1848–49; 1859) and, with 1000 volunteers, conquered Sicily and Naples for the emerging kingdom of Italy (1860)
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Word Origin and History for garibaldi
1862, blouse worn by women in imitation of red shirts worn by followers of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), liberator of Italy.
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