The Alternative Arabic Dictionary: قحبة

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Entry definition

قحبة 〈qḥbẗ〉 etymology From the root ق ح ب 〈q ḥ b〉 related to coughing pronunciation : /ˈqaħ.ba/ Regional pronunciation: Senses 2 and 3: {{arabic-dialect-pronunciation }}
noun: قَحْبَة 〈qaḥ̊baẗ〉
  1. cough, a woman who coughs a lot, especially an old one
  2. (vulgar) prostitute (due to the practice of drawing the attention of customers by coughing in pre-Islamic Arabia)
  3. (vulgar) indecent woman

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