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tabaret

[tab-uh-rit]
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noun
  1. a durable silk or acetate fabric having alternating stripes of satin and moiré, for drapery and upholstery.
  2. tambour(def 3).
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Origin of tabaret

First recorded in 1850–55; perhaps akin to tabby1
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Examples from the Web for tabaret

Historical Examples

  • How this idea had entered old Tabaret's head, Lecoq could not understand.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1

    Emile Gaboriau

  • A mocking whistle from the old Tabaret interrupted the speaker.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1

    Emile Gaboriau

  • He was speaking as though pleading the cause, when old Tabaret interrupted him.

    The Widow Lerouge

    Emile Gaboriau

  • In spite of his impatience, old Tabaret dared not utter a word.

    The Widow Lerouge

    Emile Gaboriau

  • Old Tabaret took from his pocket-book a bank note, which he handed to the gendarme.

    The Widow Lerouge

    Emile Gaboriau


British Dictionary definitions for tabaret

tabaret

noun
  1. a hard-wearing fabric of silk or similar cloth with stripes of satin or moire, used esp for upholstery
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Word Origin

C19: perhaps from tabby 1
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