Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long outer garment, usually of cloth, similar to the caftan, but with shorter sleeves and open in front, worn by respectable Mohammedans in Egypt, Arabia, and Hindustan. As the outer garment of Moslem women, it is made less full than that of the men, and commonly of more delicate material. Among the wealthier classes it is often of velvet or silk, and embroidered with silver or gold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A long outer garment worn by both sexes of Mohammedans of the better class.
“2 The jubbah is a long outer garment, generally of cloth, worn by learned and respectable men.”
“And yet no sooner did I embrace the part, padding about in my jubbah and Ali Baba slippers, sipping mint tea, jingling my jewelry and letting my belly grow, than she accused me of being a crass vulgarian, an Oriental souk Jew with the taste for trumpery of a market trader from Waltham-stow.”
“Coming back from a shooting assignment in the Middle East, she bought me a jubbah and had me wear it around the house without underwear.”
“In the Moslem countries, they make their women wear jubbah and yashmak.”
“He was a lean, wiry, dark-skinned man in a white jubbah, shorter than Tuthmes and with his Negroid ancestry more prominent in his features.”
“Conan, wearing his coat of mail over his jubbah and girt with his sword, stood in the doorway.”
“And when I did get out, I was away up the length of the street, trailing my long _jubbah_, glancing backward, panting, for I thought that she might dare to follow, with her daring evil will.”
“ME gipoun ` gipon, jupon, 'as well as jibba and jubbah.”
“When we look at jupe, we find that it entered Middle English as juype from OF jupe ` man's coat or tunic 'from Ar jubbah ` coat, garment,' which also gave MF jupon, ME iopoun, iupone, iopon ` jupon,”
“My Alexandrian Shaykh, whose heart fell victim to a new “jubbah,” which I had given in exchange for his tattered za’abut2 offered me, in consideration of a certain monthly stipend, the affections of a brother and religious refreshment, proposing to send his wife back to her papa, and to accompany me, in the capacity of private chaplain to the other side of Kaf.”
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