tabard

noun

tab·​ard ˈta-bərd How to pronounce tabard (audio)
 also  -ˌbärd
: a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: such as
a
: a tunic worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his arms
b
: a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's arms
c
: a woman's sleeveless outer garment often with side slits

Illustration of tabard

Illustration of tabard
  • tabard b

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tabard was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tabard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabard. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

tabard

noun

tab·​ard ˈtab-ərd How to pronounce tabard (audio)
1
: a cloak worn by a knight over his armor and ornamented with his arms
2
: a herald's cape or coat ornamented with the lord's arms

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