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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tab-erd]
    • /ˈtæb ərd/
    • /ˈtæb.ɑːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tab-erd]
    • /ˈtæb ərd/

Definitions of tabard word

  • noun tabard a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, especially one worn by a knight over his armor and usually emblazoned with his arms. 1
  • noun tabard an official garment of a herald, emblazoned with the arms of his master. 1
  • noun tabard a coarse, heavy, short coat, with or without sleeves, formerly worn outdoors. 1
  • noun tabard a sleeveless or short-sleeved jacket, esp one worn by a herald, bearing a coat of arms, or by a knight over his armour 0
  • noun tabard a loose jacket of heavy material, sleeved or sleeveless, worn outdoors as by peasants in the Middle Ages 0
  • noun tabard a short-sleeved, emblazoned cloak worn by a knight over his armor 0

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Origin of tabard

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French tabart

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Parts of speech for Tabard


tabard popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for tabard

noun tabard

  • bertha — a wide deep capelike collar, often of lace, usually to cover up a low neckline
  • cape — A cape is a large piece of land that sticks out into the sea from the coast.
  • capote — a long cloak or soldier's coat, usually with a hood
  • cardinals — of prime importance; chief; principal: of cardinal significance.
  • dolman — a woman's mantle with capelike arm pieces instead of sleeves.

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