Definition of "garb" []

  • A distinctive style or form of clothing; dress: clerical garb. (noun)
  • An outward appearance; a guise: presented their radical ideas in the garb of moderation. (noun)
  • To cover with or as if with clothing; dress. (verb-transitive)
  • Clothes, esp the distinctive attire of an occupation or profession (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Style of dress; fashion (noun)
  • External appearance, covering, or attire (noun)
  • To clothe or cover; attire (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "garb" in a sentence
  • "I mean the religious garb is cool, cooler than the Pope's, but I was expecting more along the lines of world domination + virigin sacrifices …"
  • "The description of Palin's garb is comical when mentioned in such close proximity to one of Palin's stage props/accessories, Trig. gl, Pittsburgh"
  • "Traditionalists fear their regional garb is being obscured by tourists and designers appropriating cotton and even plastic versions of their beloved clothing."