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jibba

or djibbah, jibbah

[jib-uh] /ˈdʒɪb ə/
noun
1.
a long, collarless coat or smock worn by Muslims.
Origin of jibba
1840-1850
1840-50; < Arabic jibbah, variant of jubbah
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  • On the 20th of December, 1883, Mohammed el Gretli arrived at the gate of the fort dressed in a jibba, and was brought in to me.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • Unfortunately, the jibba was too big and long for me, consequently I was unable to wear it at the time of my escape.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin

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