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A loose robe worn by Muslim women, especially in Arabic-speaking regions, covering the body from head to toe or the neck down and often worn with a headscarf and veil. Also called aba.
[Colloquial Arabic 'abāya, from Arabic 'abā'a, variant of 'abā', aba.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a long black long-sleeved robe worn by Muslim women in Arabic-speaking countries, often with a headscarf or veil
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|Noun||1.||abaya - (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women|
robe - any loose flowing garment
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