What is abaya and what does abaya mean? Read about the definition and meaning of abaya


  1. Aba is the name of a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel’s or goat’s hair.
  2. A loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
  3. The name of traditional Arabic dresses, worn by Arabic women at weddings and parties.

Etymology & Origin of abaya

Arabic word, first coined circa 1856

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