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A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. Unlike garments described as capes or cloaks, robes usually have sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob.
There are various types of robes, including:
- ^ a b c d e "Robe". Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved 2017.
- ^ a b c Picken, Mary Brooks (1957). The Fashion Dictionary. Funk and Wagnalls. p. 265.
- The dictionary definition of robe at Wiktionary