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cabbage

noun, often attributive cab·bage \ ˈka-bij \

Definition of cabbage

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 slang : money, cash

cabbagey

or less commonly cabbagy play \ˈka-bə-jē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cabbage

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

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cabbage

noun

Definition of cabbage

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

Origin and Etymology of cabbage

perhaps by folk etymology from Medieval French cabas cheating, theft

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cabbage

verb

Definition of cabbage

cabbaged; cabbaging
: steal, filch
  • They also cabbaged our bats, balls, and gloves.
  • —H. L. Mencken

First Known Use of cabbage

1691


CABBAGE Defined for Kids

cabbage

noun cab·bage \ ˈka-bij \

Definition of cabbage for Students

: a garden plant related to the turnips that has a round firm head of leaves used as a vegetable


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