A full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by some Muslim women.
More 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.
mid 19th century: from Arabic ‘abāya.
Definition of abaya in:
- The US English dictionary