a violent sandstorm, as in the Sudan or SW U.S.
Origin of haboob; from Arabic hab?b, blowing violently
A penetrating sandstorm or dust storm with violent winds, occurring chiefly in Arabia, North Africa, and India.
Origin of haboobArabic hab&umacron;b, strong wind, from habba, to rush, blow; see hbb in Semitic roots.
April 29, 2007
Arabic هبوب (habūb, “strong wind”), from هب (hábba, “to blow, to rage”), from the root ه ب ب (h-b-b).