UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæbə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'aba': (ə bä, äbə); 'Aba': (ä bä)

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a•ba  (ə bä, äbə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Textilesa coarse, felted fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
  2. Clothinga loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
Also,  abba. 
  • Arabic ‘abā'(ah)
  • 1805–15

A•ba  (ä bä),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa town in SE Nigeria. 177,000.

  1. Amateur Boxing Association.
  2. American Badminton Association.
  3. American Bankers Association.
  4. American Bar Association.
  5. American Basketball Association.
  6. See  American Book Award. 
  7. American Booksellers Association.
  8. Associate in Business Administration.
Also,  A.B.A. 
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aba /ˈæbə/ n
  1. a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
  2. a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth
Etymology: from Arabic
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