hijab

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hi·jab

 (hĭ-jäb′)
n.
1. Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
2. The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.

[Arabic ḥijāb, cover, curtain, veil, from ḥajaba, to cover; see ḥgb in Semitic roots.]

hijab

(hɪˈdʒæb; hɛˈdʒɑːb) or

hejab

n
1. (Islam) a covering for the head and face, worn by Muslim women
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a covering for the head and face, worn by Muslim women
[from Arabic, literally: curtain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hijab - a headscarf worn by Muslim womenhijab - a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face
headscarf - a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
2.hijab - the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home; "she observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing"
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
Translations
hidjabhijab
hidsjabhijab
References in periodicals archive ?
Combining the results from all seven counties, the overwhelming preference was for the modern tight headscarf, often called al-amira, that was rarely seen in the Middle East until recently and is the almost uniform choice of young Muslim women in Turkey and North America who choose to be covered.