Origin of tabard
Examples from the Web for tabard
And the tabard look was very fashionable lace tabard to go in to a train.
Chaucer tells us that the Tabard in Southwark was juste by the Belle.Old Country Inns of England|Henry P. Maskell
Why, sir, I'd as soon go forth to apply leeches on a herald's tabard, or a suit of Milan mail.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
There is another engraved portrait of him, in his tabard, in Nichols' 'Literary Illustrations,' vol.Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2)|Walter H. Tregellas
But in 1387, everything comes right; they assembled at the Tabard on Tuesday, April 16, and had four clear days before them.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Nine and twenty persons, with their horses, found room in the wide chambers and stables of the Tabard, in Southwark.Old Roads and New Roads|William Bodham Donne
Word Origin for tabard
mid-13c., from early Spanish tabardo and Old French tabart (12c.), of unknown origin. Originally a coarse, sleeveless upper garment worn by peasants, later a knight's surcoat (hence the name of the tavern in "Canterbury Tales").