Definition of djellaba in English:

djellaba

Line breaks: djel|laba
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛləbə
 
/
(also djellabah or jellaba)

noun

A loose hooded woollen robe or cloak of a kind traditionally worn by Arabs.
More example sentences
  • In cold weather, many men cover their jellabas with a hooded cloak called a burnus.
  • Clearly amused, a young lad peered at me through the hood of his woollen djellaba.
  • The door opened and five women filed in, as if in a play, all dressed identically: grey jellabas, white scarves concealing hair and foreheads, gloves, pale faces devoid of all makeup.

Origin

early 19th century: from Moroccan Arabic jellāba, jellābiyya.

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