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 tobes
The colour of these tobes is generally blue-black, dyed with indigo; some are glazed with gum.
Sometimes the tobes are variegated in colour, as are the trousers; but the sombre, or pure white, are the most popular.