[ tohb ]
/ toʊb /


Nearby words

  1. thatched,
  2. thatcher,
  3. thatcher, margaret,
  4. thatcherism,
  5. thatching,
  6. thaught,
  7. thaumato-,
  8. thaumatology,
  9. thaumatrope,
  10. thaumaturge


or tob, thaub

[ tohb ]
/ toʊb /


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. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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