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cabbage

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noun cab·bage \ˈka-bij\

Definition of cabbage

  1. 1 a :  any of several brassicas (Brassica oleracea) of European origin; especially :  a leafy garden plant (Brassica oleracea capitata) with a short stem and a dense globular head of usually green leaves that is used as a vegetable b :  any of several plants related to or resembling cabbage

  2. 2 slang :  money, cash

cab·bageyplay also cab·bagy \-bə-jē\ adjective


Origin of cabbage

Middle English caboche, from Middle French dialect (Norman & Picard), literally, head, noggin


First Known Use: 15th century


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cabbage

noun cab·bage

Definition of cabbage

  1. :  pieces of cloth left in cutting out garments and traditionally kept by tailors as perquisites



Origin of cabbage

perhaps by folk etymology from Middle French cabas cheating, theft


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cabbage

verb cab·bage

Definition of cabbage

cab·bagedcab·bag·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  steal, filch



1691

First Known Use of cabbage

1691



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