or tob, thaub

[ tohb ]


  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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tobe1

1825–35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment

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Example Sentences

The plot hews close to Poltergeist, the Tobe Hooper-directed, Steven Spielberg-produced haunted house classic from 1982.

Through this harangue Uncle Tobe worked on, outwardly composed.

And Uncle Tobe was not given to nervousness, which made it worse.

And, as the captain left the tent, Tobe laid his head upon his arm and cried as if his heart would break.

In one of them was Tobe with the captain's boots, over which he kept constant watch.

He pushed aside the blanket with his sabre, and there lay Tobe endeavoring, but unsuccessfully, to hide the boots under him.


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Tobatato beat the band