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n. pl. tabi or ta·bis
1. A socklike cotton, silk, or synthetic fabric foot covering with a separate section for the big toe and a thick padded sole, worn in Japan with thong sandals or clogs.
2. A boot or shoe having a similar style but a more rugged outer sole.

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(Clothing & Fashion) a thick-soled Japanese sock with a separate section for the big toe, worn with sandals
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Noun1.tabi - a sock with a separation for the big toe; worn with thong sandals by the Japanese
sock - hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
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