Adjective "gabardine" definition and examples

(Gabardine may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A smooth, durable twill-woven worsted or cotton cloth.
  1. 'Cut sections 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 15 from wool gabardine along the fabric straight of grain.'
  2. 'I think price is an issue only when it's a basic replacement item, like a gabardine suit.'
  3. 'Authenticity is found in English herringbone, cotton gabardine and corduroy.'
  4. 'The tanned, trim body was wearing a blue-and-white striped jersey with the sleeves pushed up and gabardine pants.'
  5. 'Look for classics updated in fabrics such as corduroy, wool woven in gabardine, herringbone and glen plaid.'
  6. 'He had a light blue gabardine suit with very tight pants.'
  7. 'You may want a cleaner that is doing a lot of hand ironing and soft steaming as opposed to machine pressing, which is death to a fabric like gabardine.'
  8. 'Firm, stable fabrics such as melton and gabardine hold the cut edge shape with minimal staystitching.'
  9. 'A good worsted wool has nap or texture, is less subject to shine, and will wear longer than gabardine.'
  10. 'Although gabardine is a popular fabric, it is one that shines prematurely.'
  11. 'Willie hung his gaberdine and cap on his peg'
  12. 'My last school gaberdine was new for my fourth year, although by then school coat regulation had begun to relax.'
  13. 'He also undertook to give a touch to Ignacio-adult's gabardines and shorts.'
  14. 'The girl wore a wide rimmed black hat full with dark lace, a black gabardine and she stood on the toes of her shinny black buckle shoes to place the rose.'
  15. 'They wore jackets of Scotch tweed and flannel suits in winter, blue blazers and gabardines in summer; all of it they'd had tailored by New Haven tailors like Chipp or Langrock's.'
A long, loose upper garment, worn particularly by Jews.
  1. 'The Jews dressed in long gaberdines, in hats hemmed with fox fur, walk in the streets.'

More definitions

1. Also, gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave.

2. gaberdine (def 1).

More examples(as adjective)

"trouserses can be gabardine."

"belongings can be gabardine."


Early 16th century: from Old French gauvardine, earlier gallevardine, perhaps from Middle High German wallevart ‘pilgrimage’ and originally ‘a garment worn by a pilgrim’. The textile sense is first recorded in the early 20th century.