dishdasha

noun
dish·​dasha | \ˌdish-ˈdä-shə \

Definition of dishdasha 

: a long usually white robe traditionally worn by men in the Middle East

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Late Fall, 2006 Dressed in his dishdasha and clutching his prayer beads, Saddam paced in his outdoor rec area, silently mouthing a string of words. William Bardenwerper, Newsweek, "In His Final Days, Saddam Hussein Shared Stories With American Soldiers and Smoked Cuban Cigars," 13 June 2017 Late Fall, 2006 Dressed in his dishdasha and clutching his prayer beads, Saddam paced in his outdoor rec area, silently mouthing a string of words. William Bardenwerper, Newsweek, "In His Final Days, Saddam Hussein Shared Stories With American Soldiers and Smoked Cuban Cigars," 13 June 2017 In the bazaar the metal shutters had been rocked from clothing stalls, sending dishdashas and white knit prayer caps into mounds in the arcade. National Geographic, "Surviving the Fall of ISIS," 17 Oct. 2016 Tasker watched as Hussein, clad in his dishdasha, walked over to his rickety exercise bike. Will Bardenwerper, The Denver Post, "Caring for Saddam Hussein in the months before his execution," 9 June 2017 Sitting in front of a boarded- up shop is a stout man in a gray ankle- length dishdasha and Nike sandals. Elliot Ackerman, Esquire, "Goodbye, My Brother," 23 Mar. 2017 Sulu, gho, kera, kalpak, dishdasha and dashiki sound more like crossword puzzlers than words in common parlance. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Spotted in Rio: Gisele Bündchen, Bermuda Shorts, and Michael Phelps as a Lightning Bug," 6 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of dishdasha

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dishdasha

Arabic dishdāsha

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