a kind of loose cloak with a hood, worn by men esp in North Africa and the Middle East
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How to use djellaba in a sentence
Hauchard converted to Islam in high school at 17, and is said to have suddenly begun wearing a beard and djellaba.Showing the Faces of Its Murderers, ISIS Shows Its Global Reach | Tracy McNicoll | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We say a cup of mint tea without bubbles is like a djellaba without a hood,” said Mouha.
He wore a black djellaba tucked into blue jeans under a bullet-proof vest.
His offence was the possession of a good djellaba (hooded cloak) and fifteen dollars.Mogreb-el-Acksa | R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Over his white djellaba is a blue selham that came probably from Manchester; his stirrups are silver or plated.
He wore a fine linen djellaba of dazzling whiteness, and carried a scarlet geranium in his hand.
He wore a white djellaba and a pair of new slippers, and was probably more dangerous than any disease he aided and abetted.
Upon the nethermost of these sat an aged, bearded Jew in a black djellaba, his head swathed in a coloured kerchief.The Sea-Hawk | Raphael Sabatini