- cabbagecabbage1 [kab′ij]n.[ME & OFr caboche, earlier caboce < ?]1. a common vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the crucifer family, with thick leaves formed into a round, compact head on a short, thick stalk: cultivated as early as 2000 B.C.2. an edible bud at the end of the branch on some palm trees3. Slang paper moneycabbage2 [kab′ij]vt., vi.cabbaged, cabbaging [prob. < Fr cabasser, to put into a basket, steal < cabas, basket < VL * capacium, reed basket] [Old Brit. Slang] to stealn.[prob. < the v.]Archaic cloth snippets appropriated by a tailor when cutting out clothes
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.