variants or djellaba
or less commonly jelab
plural -s
: a full loose garment (as of wool or cotton) with a hood and with sleeves and skirt of varying length originally worn chiefly in Morocco

Word History


Arabic jallabah & jallāb, alteration of jallābīyah

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“Jellaba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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