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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-boob]
    • /həˈbub/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-boob]
    • /həˈbub/

Definitions of haboob word

  • noun haboob a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India. 1
  • noun haboob A violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, especially in Sudan, bringing sand from the desert. 1
  • noun haboob (in Africa and India) a storm of strong winds that whips up sand and dust from the desert 0
  • noun haboob a violent sandstorm, as in the Sudan or SW U.S. 0
  • noun haboob A violent sandstorm or dust storm in the deserts of Arabia, North Africa, India, or North America. 0

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Origin of haboob

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900, haboob is from the Arabic word habūb a strong wind

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haboob popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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haboob usage trend in Literature

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