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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [zha-boh, ja- or, esp. British, zhab-oh, jab-oh]
    • /ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ- or, esp. British, ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ/
    • /ˈʒæ.bəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zha-boh, ja- or, esp. British, zhab-oh, jab-oh]
    • /ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ- or, esp. British, ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ/

Definitions of jabot word

  • noun jabot a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt. 1
  • noun jabot An ornamental frill or ruffle on the front of a shirt or blouse, typically made of lace. 1
  • noun jabot a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt 0
  • noun jabot a trimming or frill, as of lace, attached to the neck or front of a blouse, bodice, or shirt 0
  • noun jabot A cascading or ornamental frill down the front of a blouse, shirt, etc. 0

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Origin of jabot

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
1815-25; < French: literally, bird's crop, probably < Provençal (N dialects); see gavotte

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Parts of speech for Jabot


jabot popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jabot usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jabot

noun jabot

  • choker — A choker is a necklace or band of material that fits very closely round a woman's neck.
  • vandyke — a wide collar of lace and linen with the edge formed into scallops or deep points.
  • dicky — a woman's false blouse front, worn to fill in the neck of a jacket or low-cut dress
  • fichu — a woman's kerchief or shawl, generally triangular in shape, worn draped over the shoulders or around the neck with the ends drawn together on the breast.
  • fraise — Fortification. a defense consisting of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.

Top questions with jabot

  • how to make a jabot collar?

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