A socklike cotton, silk, or nylon foot covering with a separate section for the big toe and a thick padded sole, worn in Japan with thong sandals, clogs, or zoris. (noun)
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Use "tabi" in a sentence
"Also, she wore white socks we call tabi, which button along the side with a snug fit."
"Who Loves to Sew: I think those Japanese sock thingies are called tabi, or something to that effect."
"He concentrated on the feel of the grass through his thin tabi slippers."