jabot

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English[edit]

Portrait of Mozart wearing a jabot.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French jabot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jabot (uncountable)

  1. 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Romance base *gaba ‘maw, gullet’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jabot m (plural jabots)

  1. (obsolete) stomach
  2. bird's crop
  3. shirt-frill, jabot