gaberdine

gaberdine

[gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen]
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:
1510–20; < 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 or gaberdine (ˈɡæbəˌdiːn, ˌɡæbəˈdiːn, ˈɡæbəˌdiːn, ˌɡæbəˈdiːn)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina]
 
gaberdine or gaberdine
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina]

gaberdine (ˈɡæbəˌdiːn, ˌɡæbəˈdiːn)
 
n
a variant spelling of gabardine

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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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