a long, loose outer garment worn in Arabic countries
Origin of djellabaArabic jallaba, contr. ; from jall?b?ya
or djel·la·bah also jel·la·ba or ga·la·bi·a
A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.
Origin of djellabaFrench, from Arabic jallaba, variant of Arabic jallab&imacron;ya (perhaps originally meaning “garment worn by traders”), from jallab, trader, importer, from jalaba, to attract, bring, fetch, import; see glb in Semitic roots.
- A loose-fitting, ankle-length hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.