Gab`ar*dine", Gab`er*dine" (), n. [Sp. gabardina; cf. It. gavardina, OF. galvardine, calvardine, gavardine, galeverdine; perh. akin to Sp. & OF. gaban a sort of cloak or coat for rainy weather, F. caban great coat with a hood and sleeves, It. gabbano and perh. to E. cabin.]
A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.
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