Definitions

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

  • noun An ankle-length, long-sleeved, gownlike garment worn chiefly by men of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • noun A similar, often embroidered women's garment, usually worn for formal occasions.

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

Etymologies

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

[Arabic ṯawb.]

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Arabic ثوب‎ (ṯawb).

Examples

  • Some dressed in western clothes, and others sported the thobe, which is the traditional white uni-gown.

    Jeremy Greenberg: The Observations Of A Jew Who Converted To Islam

  • Some dressed in western clothes, and others sported the thobe, which is the traditional white uni-gown.

    Jeremy Greenberg: The Observations Of A Jew Who Converted To Islam

  • Some dressed in western clothes, and others sported the thobe, which is the traditional white uni-gown.

    Jeremy Greenberg: The Observations Of A Jew Who Converted To Islam

  • "A guy in a nightshirt" -- "It's called a thobe not a nightshirt" - Liz said calmly.

    A Veiled Journey

  • They traditionally wear the thobe, which is usually a tailor-made white robe, with a coat.

    Yemen Observer

  • They traditionally wear the thobe, which is usually a tailor-made white robe, with a coat.

    Yemen Observer

  • In a dusty lot in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman, a dozen women, dressed in colourful traditional "thobe" sat faithfully for three hours waiting for Abdel Mahmud, or "the Prof" as she is affectionately called, to address the

    nst online

  • The last election, in 1986, I was out of the country, "said her mother Siham, dressed in traditional" thobe ", a long colorful fabric that drapes around the body.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • The last election, in 1986, I was out of the country, "said her mother Siham, dressed in traditional" thobe ", a long colourful fabric that drapes around the body.

    The Age News Headlines

  • The last election, in 1986, I was out of the country, "said her mother Siham, dressed in traditional" thobe ", a long colourful fabric that drapes around the body.

    The Age News Headlines

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