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gaberdine

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noun gab·er·dine \ˈga-bər-ˌdēn\

Definition of gaberdine

  1. 1 :  a long loose outer garment worn in medieval times and associated especially with Jews since the 16th century

  2. 2 :  gabardine 2



Origin and Etymology of gaberdine

Middle French gaverdine


First Known Use: 1520


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