jabot

noun
ja·bot | \zha-ˈbō, ˈja-ˌbō \

Definition of jabot 

1 : a pleated frill of cloth or lace attached down the center front of a woman's blouse or dress

2 : a fall of lace or cloth attached to the front of a neckband and worn especially by men in the 18th century

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Hampton developed formal window treatments — elaborately layered swags and jabots — for the homes of Estée Lauder and others, while Donghia brought in enormous palms and poufs upholstered in men’s flannel suiting fabrics. New York Times, "Uptown or Downtown? In the Early ’80s, It Made All the Difference," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jabot

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for jabot

French

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