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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.
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hijab(hɪˈdʒæb; hɛˈdʒɑːb) or
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]
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|Noun||1.||hijab - 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"|
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