aba

or ab·ba

[ uh-bah, ah-buh ]
/ əˈbɑ, ˈɑ bə /
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noun

a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.

Nearby words

  1. ab ovo,
  2. ab urbe condita,
  3. ab-,
  4. ab- 1,
  5. ab.,
  6. abac,
  7. abaca,
  8. abaci,
  9. abaciscus,
  10. abacist

Origin of aba

1805–15; < Arabic ʿabā'(ah)

Also called abaya.

Aba

[ ah-bah ]
/ ɑˈbɑ /

noun

a town in SE Nigeria.

ABA

or A.B.A.

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British Dictionary definitions for aba

aba

/ (ˈæbə) /

noun

a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth

Word Origin for aba

from Arabic

ABA

abbreviation for

(in Britain) Amateur Boxing Association
American Booksellers Association
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