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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Examples of jabot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a 2009 interview with the Washington Post, RBG uncovered the origin story of the jabot. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "RBG’s B.A.G.s: In a New Short Film, the Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg Waxes Poetic About Her Purses," 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, "A Saint Laurent Jacket That Defies Expectations," 18 Sep. 2020 Of course, my jabot went back in the cedar chest afterward. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Woman wants out of attending abusive relative’s wedding," 14 Mar. 2020 The Justice has a definite favorite in her collection: this simple white jabot from South Africa. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Collars Decoded: What Each Neckpiece Means," 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, "Culture War in the Workplace," 13 Jan. 2020 Throngs of Justice Ginsburg’s admirers don jabots and T-shirts bearing her likeness. Bryan A. Garner, WSJ, "‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ Review: An Unlikely Celebrity," 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, "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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“Jabot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jabot. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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