haboob

[huh-boob]

noun

a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India.

Nearby words

  1. habituation,
  2. habitude,
  3. habitue,
  4. habitus,
  5. habitué,
  6. habor,
  7. habsburg,
  8. habu,
  9. habutai,
  10. hac

Origin of haboob

First recorded in 1895–1900, haboob is from the Arabic word habūb a strong wind

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