- a loose coat of coarse cloth, worn in the Middle Ages and later associated with Jews
- Chiefly Brit. gabardine (senses & )
Origin of gaberdineearlier gawbardyne ; from Old French gaverdine, kind of cloak ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle High German walvart, pilgrimage ; from wallen, to wander about (; from Indo-European an unverified form w?-, variant, variety of base aw?, to blow, flutter) + vart, a trip ; from varen, fare
- A long, coarse cloak or frock worn especially by Jews during the Middle Ages. Also called gabardine.
- Chiefly British A laborer's long loose smock.
- See gabardine.
Origin of gaberdineObsolete French gauvardine, from Old French galvardine, perhaps from Middle High German wallevart, pilgrimage : wallen, to roam (from Old High German wall&omacron;n; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots) + vart, journey (from Old High German, from faran, to go; see per-2 in Indo-European roots).
- A long cloak.