tob

[tohb]

tobe

or tob, thaub

[tohb]
noun
  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

Tob.

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Examples from the Web for tob

Historical Examples of tob

  • Tob watched me with a dry smile as he stood directing the men at the helms.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Tob gave the word to haul-to the anchor, and get her away from the beach.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Tob, despite his lowly station, was a man I cared for more than many.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • She wore the shintiyan, and a tob, or kind of shirt of coloured and spangled gauze.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • There was a wine-skin in the after-castle, and I filled a horn and poured some out at Tob's feet in salutation.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne


British Dictionary definitions for tob

Tob.

abbreviation for
  1. Tobit
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