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or djel·la·ba, jel·la·ba

  1. a loose-fitting hooded gown or robe worn by men in North Africa.
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Origin of djellabah

First recorded in 1915–20, djellabah is from the Arabic word jallabah
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djellabah, jellaba or jellabah

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

from Arabic jallabah
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