Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loose, usually black robe worn by Muslim women, especially in Arabic-speaking regions, covering the body from head to toe or the neck down and often worn with a headscarf and veil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Colloquial Arabic ‘abāya, from Arabic ‘abā’a, variant of ‘abā’, aba.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Arabic عباية.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.