Definition of abaya in English:

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abaya

Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪjə/

noun

A full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by some Muslim women.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Arabic ‘abāya.

Words that rhyme with abaya

betrayer, 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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