- a durable silk or acetate fabric having alternating stripes of satin and moiré, for drapery and upholstery.
- tambour(def 3).
Origin of tabaret
First recorded in 1850–55; perhaps akin to tabby1
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Examples from the Web for tabaret
How this idea had entered old Tabaret's head, Lecoq could not understand.
A mocking whistle from the old Tabaret interrupted the speaker.
He was speaking as though pleading the cause, when old Tabaret interrupted him.
In spite of his impatience, old Tabaret dared not utter a word.
Old Tabaret took from his pocket-book a bank note, which he handed to the gendarme.
- a hard-wearing fabric of silk or similar cloth with stripes of satin or moire, used esp for upholstery
C19: perhaps from tabby 1
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