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gaberdine

[gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen] /ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin/
noun
1.
Also, gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, especially by Jews.
2.
gabardine (def 1).
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; < Middle French gauvardine, gallevardine < Spanish gabardina, perhaps a conflation of gabán (≪ Arabic qabā men's overgarment) and tabardina, diminutive of tabardo tabard
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British Dictionary definitions for gaberdines

gaberdine

/ˈɡæbəˌdiːn; ˌɡæbəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of gabardine
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Word Origin and History for gaberdines

gaberdine

n.

"long, loose outer garment," 1510s, from Spanish gabardina, from Middle French galverdine, which is perhaps from Middle High German wallevart "pilgrimage" (German Wallfahrt) in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak" (from Old High German wallon "to roam;" see gallant (adj.) + faran "to go, travel;" see fare (v.)). The Spanish form perhaps influenced by gabán "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat."

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