One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Mid 19th century: Egyptian variant of Arabic jubba.
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