Definition of jibba in English:


Syllabification: jib·ba
Pronunciation: /ˈjibə
(also jibbah, djibba, or djibbah)


  • A long coat worn by Muslim men.
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    • He would wake up and fold the sleeves of his jibba to make it look like a blouse and pull out one of the saris spread on the ground in place of mats.
    • The jibba in fact evolved from its ragged model over the fifteen-year period which witnessed the rise and fall of the Mahdist state.


mid 19th century: Egyptian variant of Arabic jubba.

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