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thaub

[tohb] /toʊb/
noun
1.
tobe.

tobe

or tob, thaub

[tohb] /toʊb/
noun
1.
the principal outer garment in some parts of north and central Africa, consisting of a length of cloth that is sewn into a long loose skirt or is draped around the body and fastened over one shoulder.
Origin of tobe
1825-1835
1825-35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment
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  • The thaub is the main article of clothing—the ample gown worn over a shirt next to the body.

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany

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