jellaba

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Etymology[edit]

From Moroccan Arabic جلّابة (jellāba). Compare galabiya.

Noun[edit]

jellaba (plural jellabas)

  1. A loose fitting, ankle length, hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
    • 2005, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade, p. 42:
      And it wasn't his suit that worried the people on the green tram, even though most of the other men wore flowing jellabas.