or djel·la·ba, jel·la·ba



a loose-fitting hooded gown or robe worn by men in North Africa.

Origin of djellabah

First recorded in 1915–20, djellabah is from the Arabic word jallabah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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djellabah, jellaba or jellabah


a kind of loose cloak with a hood, worn by men esp in North Africa and the Middle East

Word Origin for djellaba

from Arabic jallabah
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