Definitions

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

  • noun A long, loose-fitting, often embroidered gown having wide sleeves and a hole in the center for the head, worn especially by Yoruba men.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A long, flowing robe with wide sleeves worn by men in some parts of West Africa, often decorated with embroidery.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Yoruba agbádá

Examples

  • In a sea of navy blazers, pants-suits and pearls, Bowoto's colorful agbada robes stand out as a reminder of just how far he's come: from the Delta oil region all the way to Chevron's headquarters in California.

    Scott Gilmore: Bowoto v. Chevron: The Oil Men and the Juju Man

  • Dressed in a resplendent white and green agbada, the traditional Yoruba costume, Obasanjo leant over and warmly embraced

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The former military leader who flew into Lagos aboard a private jet with registration number ZS-KBS was dressed in a blue agbada.

    Vanguard

  • The personality in the jeep, who was decked in agbada, watched the drama, but did not raise a finger to caution his men, not minding the physical and psychological damage on the family.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Oni, clad in white agbada took his oath of office at about 5. 30pm shortly after his deputy,

    AllAfrica News: Latest

Comments

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

  • He might put on spurs with his Prada,

    Or wear a parka atop his agbada.

    He's often seen wearing

    A startling pairing.

    His style is less dandy than Dada.

    November 20, 2015