- 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.
Origin of jabot
Related Words for jabotchoker, torque, frill, fraise, jabot, fichu, ruff, dicky, neckband, Vandyke, Eton, bertha
Examples from the Web for jabot
Historical Examples of jabot
They came from Peru, and danced the mazurka in green jackets with a jabot.The Young Duke
And then indoors: "Do you think you will like this lace made up as a jabot, Elinor?"The Marriage of Elinor
Emma McChesney straightened her collar and jabot with a jerk, and sat up.Roast Beef, Medium
It's an awful price to pay for a hat, and a jabot, and a book and a theater ticket, Fan.Fanny Herself
They came from Peru, and danced the mazurka in green jackets with a jabot!Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4
Charles Dudley Warner
- a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt
Word Origin for jabot
Word Origin and History for jabot
frill of a shirt, 1823, from French jabot "grizzard (of a bird), frill on a shirt front" (16c.), of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with gaver "to cram, gorge," and thus ultimately with English jaw.