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  • n. An ankle-length robe with long sleeves worn by some Arab men.


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Arabic دشداشة (dišdāšä).


  • Ferraris also mis-uses alhumdil’Allah, she writes bazaar instead of suq; and I heard it called a dishdasha more often than a thobe, and gutra or shamgh rather than keffiyeh which is Palestinian.

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  • He explained that the kandura is the official dress of the Emirates but other countries have their own version of the kandura, also known as a dishdasha, thawb, throbe or suriyah depending what country you are in.

    Cator Sparks: Attention Men of the Western World: Calm Down and Embrace the Kandura!

  • He was dressed in the traditional Arab garment that looked like a long nightshirt known as a dishdasha.


  • Men wear an ankle-length, loose-fitting garment, known as kandoura or dishdasha, which is usually made of white cotton, although darker, heavier materials may sometimes be seen in the winter.

  • After the man disappeared, a thin, kindly old man in a dishdasha and a white knit prayer cap came and stood over me.

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  • At the counter, he held an urgent conference with the cook, a plump young man in a dirty dove gray dishdasha.

    Day of Honey

  • He was wearing a long white dishdasha and bearing a karaoke machine.

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  • “And he is wearing a dishdasha and dressed like a sheikh.”

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  • (Soundbite of laughter) SAGAL: On the off chance that any of our bosses at NPR are listening, whenever I get on a plane and see guys in Muslim garb, I always think - that, my friend, is a handsome dishdasha.

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  • As the top was tossed away, a haggard man in a charcoal-colored dishdasha began to move.

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  • Also kandura or khameez, yes? Or are they all different?

    April 24, 2008

  • Also known as a thawb.

    April 24, 2008

  • I always loved this word. :-)

    April 24, 2008

  • "Dressed in a gray pin-striped dishdasha and sporting a walrus mustache ..."

    Kevin Paraino, "Destination Martyrdom," Newsweek (April 28, 2008), 27

    April 24, 2008