English Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
|Now used to refer to a cat, the word "tabby" is derived from the name of a district of what world capital?|
|B New Delhi|
The English term tabby originally referred to "striped silk taffeta," from the French word tabis, meaning "a rich watered silk." This can be further traced to the Arabic term attābiyya - a reference to the Attabiya district of Baghdad, noted for its striped cloth and silk, itself named after the Umayyad Governor of Mecca Attab ibn Asid.