Definition of dishdasha in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪʃˌdaʃə/
(also dishdash)


A long robe with long sleeves, worn by men from the Arabian peninsula.
Example sentences
  • Many of the men wore white skullcaps and long white robes, dishdashas, and the women were either scarved and covered or in the full abaya, a black nunlike garb.
  • For men, this consists of an ankle-length robe called a dishdasha or kandura.
  • The primary article of clothing for both Bedu men and women is the dishdasha, a long gown worn by most Arabs that covers the body from the base of the neck to the wrists and ankles.


Late 19th century: from Arabic dišdāša.

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