or tob, thaub
- the principal outer garment in some parts of north and central Africa, consisting of a length of cloth that is sewn into a long loose skirt or is draped around the body and fastened over one shoulder.
Origin of tobe
1825–35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment
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Examples from the Web for tob
Tob watched me with a dry smile as he stood directing the men at the helms.
Tob gave the word to haul-to the anchor, and get her away from the beach.
Tob, despite his lowly station, was a man I cared for more than many.
She wore the shintiyan, and a tob, or kind of shirt of coloured and spangled gauze.Bella Donna
There was a wine-skin in the after-castle, and I filled a horn and poured some out at Tob's feet in salutation.
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