ja·​bot | \ zha-ˈbō How to pronounce jabot (audio) , ˈja-ˌbō How to pronounce jabot (audio) \

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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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, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 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

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