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garment Line breaks: gar|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːm(ə)nt/

Definition of garment in English:


An item of clothing: a windproof outer garment fashion garments
More example sentences
  • Junior clothing offers a wallop of trendy style but the garments are cut small for a junior figure.
  • He and his wife both work in a factory producing garments for a UK clothing shop.
  • All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.
item of clothing, article of clothing, item of dress;
costume, outfit, habit, robe, shift;
cover, covering;
(garmentsclothes, clothing, dress, garb, attire
informal get-up, rig-out, gear, togs, rags, duds, garms


Middle English: from Old French garnement 'equipment', from garnir 'equip' (see garnish).

  • garnish from Middle English:

    Nowadays you might garnish a plate of food with a sprig of parsley which seems a far cry from what the word meant in the Middle Ages, ‘to equip or arm yourself’. Over time the sequence of meanings evolved like this: ‘to equip or arm yourself’, ‘to fit out with something’, ‘to decorate or embellish’, and finally ‘to decorate a dish of food for the table’. The source is Old French garnir (also the root of garment (Middle English)), which meant both ‘to fortify or defend’, and ‘to provide, equip, or prepare’.

Words that rhyme with garment

clement • segment
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