Cabbaging
Cabbage Cab"bage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cabbaged} (-b[asl]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cabbaging} (-b[asl]*j[i^]ng).] [F.cabasser, fr. OF. cabas theft; cf. F. cabas basket, and OF. cabuser to cheat.] To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer. [1913 Webster]

Your tailor . . . cabbages whole yards of cloth. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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