Definition of jibba in English:

jibba

(also djibbah, djibba, jibbah)

noun

  • A long coat worn by Muslim men.

    • ‘The jibba in fact evolved from its ragged model over the fifteen-year period which witnessed the rise and fall of the Mahdist state.’
    • ‘He would wake up and fold the sleeves of his jibba to make it look like a blouse and pull out one of the saris spread on the ground in place of mats.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: Egyptian variant of Arabic jubba.

Pronunciation

jibba

/ˈdʒɪbə/