ga·​la·​bia gə-ˈlä-b(ē-)ə How to pronounce galabia (audio)
variants or galabeya or galabiya or less commonly galabieh

Word History


borrowed from Egyptian Arabic gallābīya, corresponding to standard Arabic jallābīya, jallāba

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galabia was in 1725

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Cite this Entry

“Galabia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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