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 (zhă-bō′, jăb′ō)
An ornamental cascade of ruffles or frills down the front of a shirt, blouse, or dress.

[French, crop of a bird, jabot, perhaps of Celtic origin.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt
[C19: from French: bird's crop, jabot; compare Old French gave throat]


(ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ-; esp. Brit. ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ)

a decorative ruffle or other gathering of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt.
[1815–25; < French: literally, bird's crop]


A ruffle or frill worn at the front of the neck of a shirt or blouse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jabot - a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirtjabot - a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt
flounce, furbelow, ruffle, frill - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
References in classic literature ?
On her white shirtwaist was a pleated jabot of cheap lace, caught with a large novelty pin of imitation coral.
And the Deputy and Assistant Serjeant at Arms spent almost PS8,000 between them on old fashioned clobber including glitzy shoe buckles, white gloves, wig bags and jabots - frilly ties.
4) Blouses were elaborate, modelled on current styles prevalent in the West: thus high collars with ribbons, frills, jabots, and brooches were popular from the 1870s till the turn of the century and a few women also wore mutton-chop sleeves, peaked at the shoulder.