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gar·​ment ˈgär-mənt How to pronounce garment (audio)
: an article of clothing


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garmented; garmenting; garments

transitive verb

: to clothe with or as if with a garment

Examples of garment in a Sentence

Verb a socialite who was among the most gorgeously garmented women of her time
Recent Examples on the Web
Today’s aesthetics have remnants of Italian cinema in the 1950s, where men and women played characters that have remained in our memories, thanks to the garments that transformed them into idols. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 Ruiz and his team found that those aged 18 to 29 were twice as likely as older Asians to have kept parts of themselves — like ethnic food, garments or religion — from non-Asian peers. Sakshi Venkatraman, NBC News, 19 Sep. 2023 Both of these styles revolve around the idea that luxury should not be overtly declared, and the absence of the designer logo is filled with the quality of the garment. Selene Oliva, Glamour, 18 Sep. 2023 Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir designed the garment for their knitwear brand, Warm & Wonderful. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 Smaller Asian countries, like Bangladesh and Vietnam, have run circles around India in most categories, exporting greater quantities of goods like garments and electrical equipment. Alex Travelli, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2023 Smuggling Duds Men’s Anti-Theft Boxer Brief Shorts Not even the most intrusive thief would think to search where this garment hides your valuables. Kristy Alpert, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2023 Every garment was the same glossy — almost wet — texture and the same shade of muted orange. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 The faith also surveys Latter-day Saints from time to time about garments, whose fabrics and designs have evolved through the years. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023
Others garmented themselves in costume play. Riley Van Steward, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2023 Sara Ziff, executive director of modeling advocacy group The Model Alliance, says retailers have the same obligation to models that apparel makers have to garment workers. Kim Bhasin, Fortune, 19 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History



Middle English, assimilated variant of garnement, borrowed from Anglo-French, "defense, clothing, item of apparel," from garnir "to equip, arm, decorate" + -ment -ment — more at garnish entry 1


derivative of garment entry 1

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above


circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garment was in the 14th century

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“Garment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: an article of clothing
garment verb

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