gaberdine "long, loose outer garment," 1510s, from Sp. gabardina, from M.Fr. galverdine, which is perhaps from M.H.G. wallevart "pilgrimage" (Ger. Wallfahrt) in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak" (from O.H.G. wallon "to roam" + faran "to go, travel"). The Spanish form perhaps influenced by gabán "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat."

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  • gaberdine — ► NOUN 1) a smooth, durable twill woven worsted or cotton cloth. 2) Brit. a raincoat made of gaberdine. ORIGIN Old French gauvardine, perhaps from High German wallevart pilgrimage and originally a garment worn by a pilgrim …   English terms dictionary

  • Gaberdine — Gab er*dine , n. See {Gabardine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaberdine — [gab′ər dēn΄, gab΄ər dēn′] n. [earlier gawbardyne < OFr gaverdine, kind of cloak < ? MHG walvart, pilgrimage < wallen, to wander about (< IE * wē , var. of base awē, to blow, flutter) + vart, a trip < varen, FARE] 1. a loose coat… …   English World dictionary

  • Gaberdine — Gabardine Gab ar*dine , Gaberdine Gab er*dine , n. [Sp. gabardina; cf. It. gavardina, OF. galvardine, calvardine, gavardine, galeverdine; perh. akin to Sp. & OF. gaban a sort of cloak or coat for rainy weather, F. caban great coat with a hood and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaberdine — [ˌgabə di:n, gabədi:n] (also gabardine) noun 1》 a smooth, durable twill woven worsted or cotton cloth.     ↘Brit. a raincoat made of gaberdine. 2》 historical a loose, long upper garment worn particularly by Jews. Origin C16: from OFr. gauvardine …   English new terms dictionary

  • gaberdine — noun Etymology: Middle French gaverdine Date: 1520 1. a long loose outer garment worn in medieval times and associated especially with Jews since the 16th century 2. gabardine 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaberdine — /gab euhr deen , gab euhr deen /, n. 1. Also, gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, esp. by Jews. 2. gabardine (def. 1). [1510 20; < MF gauvardine, gallevardine < Sp gabardina, perh. a conflation of gabán ( Ar… …   Universalium

  • gaberdine — noun A long cloak. See Also: gabardine …   Wiktionary

  • gaberdine — gab|er|dine [ˈgæbədi:n, ˌgæbəˈdi:n US ˈgæbərdi:n] n another spelling of ↑gabardine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gaberdine — gab|er|dine [ gæbər,din ] another spelling of gabardine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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