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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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gabardine

/ˈɡæbəˌdiːn; ˌɡæbəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
2.
an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
3.
any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child's raincoat
Word Origin
C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina

gaberdine

/ˈɡæbəˌdiːn; ˌɡæbəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of gabardine
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Word Origin and History for gaberdine
gaberdine
"long, loose outer garment," 1510s, from Sp. gabardina, from M.Fr. galverdine, which is perhaps from M.H.G. wallevart "pilgrimage," in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak." The Spanish form perhaps influenced by gabán "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat."
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