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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kab-ij]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ/
    • /ˈkæb.ɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-ij]
    • /ˈkæb ɪdʒ/

Definitions of cabbage word

  • variable noun cabbage A cabbage is a round vegetable with white, green or purple leaves that is usually eaten cooked. 3
  • countable noun cabbage If someone refers to a very sick person or someone with a disability as a cabbage, they are saying in an offensive way that the sick person is so badly brain-damaged or ill that they cannot do anything. 3
  • noun cabbage any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) 3
  • noun cabbage the head of a cabbage 3
  • noun cabbage the edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm 3
  • noun cabbage a dull or unimaginative person 3

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Origin of cabbage

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English caboche, caboge, cabage head of cabbage < dialectal Old French (Picardy, Normandy) literally, head, noggin, equivalent to ca- formative in expressive words, of uncertain origin + boche; see boss2, botch2

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Parts of speech for Cabbage


cabbage popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cabbage usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cabbage

noun cabbage

  • kale — Also called borecole. a cabbagelike cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea acephala, of the mustard family, having curled or wrinkled leaves: used as a vegetable.
  • sauerkraut — cabbage cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour.
  • savoy — a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946.
  • coleslaw — Coleslaw is a salad of chopped raw cabbage, carrots, onions, and sometimes other vegetables, usually with mayonnaise.
  • broccoli — Broccoli is a vegetable with green stalks and green or purple tops.

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