Definition of jabot in English:

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jabot

Pronunciation: /ˈʒabəʊ/

noun

An ornamental frill or ruffle on the front of a shirt or blouse, typically made of lace.
Example sentences
  • Viola has converted to Christianity during her sojourn on the mainland and is a meticulous picture of virtue, dressed in indigo skirt, matching jacket with pagoda shoulders, and white blouse with a high lace collar and a jabot.
  • A jabot, splashy or bold prints, round and low necklines, or long ties on a scarf make busts look larger.
  • All the legal professionals wear severe, French-style white jabots Velcroed around their necks, and headsets for the interpretation jammed down over their hair.

Origin

Early 19th century (denoting a frill on a man's shirt): French, originally 'crop of a bird'.

Words that rhyme with jabot

sabot

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