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jabot

[ zha-boh, ja- or, especially British, zhab-oh, jab-oh ]
/ ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ- or, especially British, ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ /
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noun
a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt.
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Origin of jabot

1815–25; <French: literally, bird's crop, probably <Provençal (N dialects); see gavotte
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British Dictionary definitions for jabot

jabot
/ (ˈʒæbəʊ) /

noun
a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt

Word Origin for jabot

C19: from French: bird's crop, jabot; compare Old French gave throat
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