garb


1garb

noun \ˈgärb\

: a particular style or type of clothing

Full Definition of GARB

1
obsolete :  fashion, manner
2
a :  a style of apparel
b :  outward form :  appearance

Examples of GARB

  1. <decided to clothe himself in traditional Scottish garb for the celebration>
  2. <a fable about personal redemption presented in the garb of a conventional horror story>

Origin of GARB

Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French garbe graceful contour, grace, from Old Italian garbo grace
First Known Use: 1599

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with GARB

2garb

verb

: to dress (someone) in a particular type of clothing

Full Definition of GARB

transitive verb
:  to cover with or as if with clothing

Examples of GARB

  1. <firefighters garbed in protective gear>

First Known Use of GARB

1846

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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