Definition of "gaberdine" [gab•er•dine]
- (noun) A long, coarse cloak or frock worn especially by Jews during the Middle Ages. Also called gabardine.
- (noun) Chiefly British A loose smock worn by laborers.
- (noun) See gabardine.
Use "gaberdine" in a sentence
- " A gaberdine is a shaggy cloak of coarse but warm materials."
- "Only yesterday my year 7s were falling about watching two of their number lying on the floor in front of the whiteboard, fooling about under a "gaberdine"."
- "I didn't grow much until I was about fourteen by which time it was still functioning as a mini gaberdine raincoat as per the fashion and with the belt buckled around the back as you did."