djel·​la·​ba | \ jə-ˈlä-bə How to pronounce djellaba (audio) \
variants: or less commonly djellabah

Definition of djellaba

: a long loose garment with full sleeves and a hood

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Recent Examples on the Web Omar, meanwhile, wore a Christophe Lemaire djellaba and espadrilles in a Catalan-meets-Arabic spirit, a departure from his usual uniform dressing. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Inside the Andalusian Wedding Where a Bullfighting Arena and Dancing Horses Made for a Weekend-Long Party," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of djellaba

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for djellaba

French, from Arabic jallāba, jallābīya

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“Djellaba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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