Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
  2. (noun, artifact) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
  3. (noun, artifact) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles

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Synonyms of Gabardine

dust coat, duster, flannel, gaberdine, smock, tweed, white

Alternate forms of Gabardine

Hypernyms: cloth, coverall, fabric, material, pant, textile, trouser

Origin of the word Gabardine

  1. "fine worsted cloth," 1904, earlier gaberdine "long, coarse outer garment" (1510s), from Sp. gabardina, from M.Fr. galverdine, which is perhaps from M.H.G. wallevart "pilgrimage," in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak." The Spanish form perhaps influenced by gab?n "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat." more

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