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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

Example Sentences

Verb a socialite who was among the most gorgeously garmented women of her time
Recent Examples on the Web
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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 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


: an article of clothing
garment verb

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