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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.]
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(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]
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ja•bot(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]
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A ruffle or frill worn at the front of the neck of a shirt or blouse.
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