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 (kĭ-mär′, KHĭ-)
A long headscarf worn by Muslim women, typically gathered or fastened under the chin and covering the body to a variable length.

[Arabic ḫimār, covering, from ḫamara, to cover, conceal; see ḫmr in Semitic roots.]
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a headscarf worn by Muslim women
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Noun1.khimar - a headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist
headscarf - a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
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Women can also wear an alamira, a two-piece headscarf, or a khimar, a cape-like head covering that covers the hair, neck and shoulders.
Women can also wear an al-amira, a two-piece headscarf, or a khimar, a cape-like head covering that covers the hair, neck and shoulders.
Wrapped up in her mother's colorful headscarf, a young Muslim girl spends a busy day playing dress up in "Mommy's Khimar", a sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and illustrator Ebony Glenn.
"One day I felt so bored at home that I asked my husband to take me out, even if I had to wear the full khimar [a long, cape-like veil that covers the hair, neck and shoulders completely, but leaves the face clear].
(371) The court noted that even though there were no reports of these types of incidents, the employer "should not have to wait for a khimar [headscarf] to actually be used in an unsafe or risky manner, risking harm to employees or inmates, before this foreseeable risk is considered in determining undue hardship." (372) In Finnie v.
Elle est consciente que le nikab, le foulard, le khimar et le tchador ne font pas partie de notre culture.
Other terms that often refer to a form or type of hijab include khimar and jilbab (Zine 2002).
When interrogated, he said he had put on a woman's robe (abaya), and 'khimar' (face veil) and shoes giving an impression of a woman.
Last week, a photo of Najla began circulating on the internet showing her donning the conservative Islamic Khimar, a type of veil that covers the hair and falls loosely below the chest.
There are a number of other terms that Muslim women use when describing the varying types of Islamic dress, including hijab and khimar (Arabic), dupatta (Urdu), and many others.