or tob, thaub
- 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
- future; soon to be the thing specified (usually used in combination): bride-to-be.
Origin of to-be
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for tobe
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For Tobe was rolling about the room in an ecstasy of uproarious mirth.
"They say Tobe is wellnigh out'n his mind," remarked Mrs. Trimble.
Tobe set down the pitcher as gingerly as if it had been a soap-bubble.
Fact is, I was expectin' to hear that she and Tobe Loveland was married or engaged.
I knew Tobe was a poor loser, but I didn't think he'd be so low down as all that.