A full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by some Muslim women.
- There were 79 women, 11 with heads uncovered, the rest split between headscarves and black flowing abayas.
- In public, most Omani women wear a black ankle-length robe called an abaya, and many veil their faces.
- They looked like ghosts with the wind whipping around their abayas.
Mid 19th century: from Arabic 'abāya.
Words that rhyme with abayabetrayer, conveyor, Eritrea, flayer, Freya, gainsayer, layer, Malaya, Marbella, Maya, Mayer, Nouméa, obeyer, payer, player, portrayer, prayer, preyer, purveyor, slayer, sprayer, stayer, strayer, surveyor, waylayer, weigher
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