tab·​ard | \ ˈta-bərd How to pronounce tabard (audio) also -ˌbärd \

Definition of tabard

: 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

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First Known Use of tabard

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tabard

Middle English, from Anglo-French

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“Tabard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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