djellaba

noun

djel·​la·​ba jə-ˈlä-bə How to pronounce djellaba (audio)
variants or less commonly djellabah
: a long loose garment with full sleeves and a hood

Example Sentences

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, 6 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Arabic jallāba, jallābīya

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of djellaba was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Djellaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/djellaba. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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