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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ruh-bah-toh, -bey-]
    • /rəˈbɑ toʊ, -ˈbeɪ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ruh-bah-toh, -bey-]
    • /rəˈbɑ toʊ, -ˈbeɪ-/

Definitions of rabato word

  • noun plural rabato a wide, stiff collar of the 17th century, worn flat over the shoulders or open in front and standing at the back. 1
  • noun plural rabato a stiff frame of wire or wood worn in the 17th century as a support for a ruff or stand-up collar. 1
  • noun rabato Stiff collar, wired or starched, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries; sometimes used as a support for the ruff. 1
  • noun rabato a wired or starched collar, often of intricate lace, that stood up at the back and sides: worn in the 17th century 0
  • noun rabato a large linen or lace collar of the 16th and 17th cent., worn up at the back or turned down so as to fall over the shoulders 0

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Origin of rabato

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; < French (obsolete) rabateau; cf. rabat1

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rabato popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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