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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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