[oh-bee; Japanese aw-bee] /ˈoʊ bi; Japanese ˈɔ bi/

noun, plural obis, obi.
a long, broad sash tied about the waist over a Japanese kimono.
[oh-bee] /ˈoʊ bi/
noun, plural obis.
noun (pl) obis, obi
a broad sash tied in a large flat bow at the back, worn by Japanese women and children as part of the national costume
a narrow sash worn by Japanese men
noun (pl) obis, obeahs
a kind of witchcraft originating in Africa and practised by some West Indians
a charm or amulet used in this


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