Origin: ME < NormFr gartier < OFr garet, jaret, small of the leg behind the knee < Celt, as in Bret gar, shank of the leg
See garter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, band to support socks
Origin: , from Old North French gartier
Origin: , from garet, bend of the knee
Origin: , probably of Celtic origin.
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