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.
Also, tob, thaub.

1825–35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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