1. a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa
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How To Use jellaba In A Sentence

  • 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. Arabic for Dummies
  • A jellaba is a long, flowing garment worn by farmers in the Middle East. Arabic for Dummies
  • In cold weather, many men cover their jellabas with a hooded cloak called a burnus.
  • 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. Three Empires on the Nile
  • 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. Jackson Hole, Wyo.
  • Clearly amused, a young lad peered at me through the hood of his woollen djellaba.
  • ‘Dressed in Moorish djellabas and wielding damascene scimitars, they made a terrifying sight,’ writes popular historian Giles Milton.
  • There would be no Kodak snaps to be printed after these flights, no Me, buying a djellaba at the market in Tangiers. C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESS
  • After checking in I donned a hooded, robe-like jellaba and headed up into the valley on a trail behind the ancient kasbah.
  • As we pulled up to the front entrance, two ebullient doormen outfitted in traditional white jellabas and fez hats opened the doors to reveal spotless floors of tessellated Islamic tile. Lapping Luxury or Riding Waves? We Took the Low Road to Morocco
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