a long, loose, often black, robelike outer garment worn outside the home by women in some Muslim countries
Origin of abayaArabic ?ab?ya
A loose robe worn by Muslim women, especially in Arabic-speaking regions, covering the body from head to toe or the neck down and often worn with a headscarf and veil. Also called aba .
Origin of abayaColloquial Arabic 'abāya from Arabic 'abā'a variant of 'abā' aba
- Synonym of aba.