- 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 wallōn ; 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.