or tob, thaub

  1. the principal outer garment in some parts of north and central Africa, consisting of a length of cloth that is sewn into a long loose skirt or is draped around the body and fastened over one shoulder.

Origin of tobe

1825–35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for thaub

Historical Examples of thaub

  • The thaub is the main article of clothing—the ample gown worn over a shirt next to the body.

    The Syrian Christ

    Abraham Mitrie Rihbany