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aba

or ab·ba

[ uh-bah, ah-buh ]
/ əˈbɑ, ˈɑ bə /
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noun
a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
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Also called a·ba·ya [uh-bey-yuh] /əˈbeɪ yə/ .

Origin of aba

First recorded in 1805–15; from Arabic ʿabā'(ah)

Words nearby aba

Other definitions for aba (2 of 3)

Aba
[ ah-bah ]
/ ɑˈbɑ /

noun
a town in SE Nigeria.

Other definitions for aba (3 of 3)

ABA

or A.B.A.


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British Dictionary definitions for aba (1 of 2)

aba
/ (ˈæbə) /

noun
a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth

Word Origin for aba

from Arabic

British Dictionary definitions for aba (2 of 2)

ABA

abbreviation for
(in Britain) Amateur Boxing Association
American Booksellers Association
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