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.
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    • 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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