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Webster

English Word:

jabot


English Pronunciation:

jab•ot


Noun:


⇨Etymology

French


⇨Definition

1. Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt.

2. An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Borrowing from French jabot.


Noun:

jabot (uncountable) A cascading or ornamental frill down the front of a blouse, shirt, etc. 1944, Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake, Penguin 2011, p. 136: She was wearing tan today, with a ruffled jabot at her throat. 1963, Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby: She was a dream of winter bourgeois elegance: little black town suit with tiny white jabot of lace-froth; pencil skirt; three-quarter-length coat with lynx collar; long green gloves of suède; suède shoes of dull green; two shades of green in her leafy velvet hat: slim, clean, lithe-looking, delicately painted.


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