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abaya

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Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪjə
 
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Definition of abaya in English:

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.

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