from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of djellaba.
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- n. A loose fitting, ankle length, hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa
A jellaba is a long, flowing garment worn by farmers in the Middle East.
However, thanks to monetary policy as loose and ill-fitting as an XXL jellaba, most of us were standing passively by while, in the international financial hub of New York City, the banks tossed vast sums of cheap, borrowed money into the ever greedier hands of millions who could never even qualify for an ordinary mortgage.
In the scrum on the quayside, the Turkish fez mingled with the spiked Prussian helmet, the frock coat with the jellaba, the veil with the parasol.
The wait staff usually wears traditional jellaba (jeh-lah-bah), which are long, flowing garments that are pleasing to the eye, and the food is very exotic, spicy, and delicious.
Of course, children can't fit in the hood of the jellaba, but the hood is big enough that it symbolizes protection against the rain.
“Oh, I dunno,” says our informant, another sprightly juvenile, modishly clad in jellaba, brass-buttoned jacket, and pirate head-scarf.
The coins disappeared into the folds of his jellaba.
Swiftly the old man put on the Tuareg's jellaba, wrapping the veil over his face to leave only his eyes uncovered.
The creature had stuffed a hand grenade in his jellaba.
Mamud wore his usual outfit of jellaba and turban while Langers, like the others, was in battle dress, French camouflage splinter pattern, a Mats-49 slung at his side, full-battle fit.