Djellaba definition

gə-läbē-ə
A long, loose outer garment worn in Arabic countries.
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A loose-fitting, ankle-length hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
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A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
djellaba
Plural:
djellabas

Origin of djellaba

  • French from Arabic jallāba variant of Arabic jallābīya (perhaps originally meaning “garment worn by traders”) from jallāb trader, importer from jalaba to attract, bring, fetch, import glb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French djellaba, from Moroccan Arabic جلابة (jellāba), from جالب (jallb, “attractive”) (from جلب (jálaba, “to bring, fetch”)). Confer glb in Semitic roots.

    From Wiktionary