: a pleated frill of cloth or lace attached down the center front of a woman's blouse or dress
: a fall of lace or cloth attached to the front of a neckband and worn especially by men in the 18th century

Illustration of jabot

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Examples of jabot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The late 1960s got a facelift on Saturday in a collection that featured babydoll dresses, miniskirts, psychedelia, crop-tops and jabot collars -- but never lost that floaty, contemporary Saab touch. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 1 Oct. 2022 In a 2009 interview with the Washington Post, RBG uncovered the origin story of the jabot. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2020 Worn with silk jabot blouses over latex leggings and rendered in Prince of Wales check, houndstooth, gabardine and wool tweeds, the palette ranges from pale rose and powder blue to crimson and electric violet. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2020 Of course, my jabot went back in the cedar chest afterward. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2020 The Justice has a definite favorite in her collection: this simple white jabot from South Africa. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 30 Nov. 2018 Justice Ginsburg wore a red jabot with red earrings, which could not not be interpreted as a sidelong sort of commentary on the cases at hand. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 13 Jan. 2020 Throngs of Justice Ginsburg’s admirers don jabots and T-shirts bearing her likeness. Bryan A. Garner, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2018 Then, menswear tuxedos, boyish silhouettes, glam rock boots and silk multicolored jabot collars evoked the excesses of Studio 54 in its 1970s heyday when Yves Saint Laurent was a guest. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, 25 Sep. 2018 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of jabot was in 1823

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“Jabot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jabot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a ruffle of cloth or lace that falls from the collar down the front of a dress or shirt
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