a violent sandstorm, as in the Sudan or SW U.S.
Origin of haboobfrom 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 habūb strong wind from habba to rush, blow hbb
April 29, 2007
Arabic هبوب (habūb, “strong wind”), from هب (hábba, “to blow, to rage”), from the root ه ب ب (h-b-b).