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tobe

or tob, thaub

[ tohb ]
/ toʊb /
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noun
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.
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Origin of tobe

1825–35; <dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment

Other definitions for tobe (2 of 2)

to-be
[ tuh-bee ]
/ təˈbi /

adjective
future; soon to be the thing specified (usually used in combination): bride-to-be.

Origin of to-be

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for tobe

-to-be

adjective
(in combination) about to be; futurea mother-to-be; the bride-to-be
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