This is the recommended spelling for the word meaning ‘a smooth durable cloth’ or a raincoat made from it. The form gaberdine is used with historical reference to the smock worn by almsmen and beggars, and by Jews on the Elizabethan stage, as in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice i.iii.111 (Shylock): You call me misbeliever, cut-throat, dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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