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or djib·bah, jib·bah

  1. a long, collarless coat or smock worn by Muslims.
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Origin of jibba

1840–50; < Arabic jibbah, variant of jubbah
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Historical Examples of jibba

  • On the 20th of December, 1883, Mohammed el Gretli arrived at the gate of the fort dressed in a jibba, and was brought in to me.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan

    Rudolf C. Slatin

  • Unfortunately, the jibba was too big and long for me, consequently I was unable to wear it at the time of my escape.