nounpl. tabi or ta·bis
- A socklike cotton, silk, or synthetic fabric foot covering with a separate section for the big toe and a thick padded sole, worn in Japan with thong sandals or clogs.
- A boot or shoe having a similar style but a more rugged outer sole.
Origin of tabiJapanese.
From Japanese è¶³è¢‹ (tabi, “foot pouch").