A long, loose outer garment worn in Arabic countries.
A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.
Other Word Forms
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