noun 1. a loose coat of coarse cloth, worn in the Middle Ages and later associated with Jews
2. Chiefly British gabardine
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Word origin of 'gaberdine'earlier gawbardyne < OFr gaverdine, kind of cloak < ? MHG walvart, pilgrimage < wallen, to wander about (< IE *wē-, var. of base awē, to blow, flutter) + vart, a trip < varen, fare