yashmak


yashmak
yashmak or yashmac [yäsh mäk′, yash′mak΄]
n.
[Ar yashmaq]
the double veil worn by Muslim women in public

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  • Yashmak — Yashmak, yashmac or yasmak (from Turkish yaşmak , literally to cover, hide [ [http://www.m w.com/dictionary/yashmak Merriam Webster Online Yashmak] ] ) is a Turkish type of veil or niqab worn by many Muslim women to cover their faces in… …   Wikipedia

  • yashmak — ► NOUN ▪ a veil concealing all of the face except the eyes, worn by some Muslim women in public. ORIGIN Turkish …   English terms dictionary

  • yashmak — /yahsh mahk , yash mak/, n. the veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public. Also, yashmac. [1835 45; < Turk yasmak] * * * ▪ clothing also spelled  Yașmak,    long, narrow face screen or veil traditionally worn in public by Muslim women …   Universalium

  • yashmak — UK [ˈjæʃmæk] / US [jɑʃˈmɑk] / US [ˈjæʃˌmæk] noun [countable] Word forms yashmak : singular yashmak plural yashmaks a piece of cloth that some Muslim women use for covering their faces in public …   English dictionary

  • yashmak — /ˈjæʃmæk/ (say yashmak) noun the veil worn by Muslim women in public. Also, yashmac. {Arabic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • yashmak — also yasmak noun Etymology: Turkish yaşmak Date: 1844 a veil worn by Muslim women that is wrapped around the upper and lower parts of the face so that only the eyes remain exposed to public view …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yashmak — noun A veil worn by Muslim women to cover parts of the face when they are in public. Syn: niqab, veil, hijab, scarf …   Wiktionary

  • yashmak — yash|mak [ˈjæʃmæk] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Turkish; Origin: yasmak] a piece of cloth that Muslim women wear across their faces in public …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yashmak — yash|mak [ jaʃ mak, jæʃ,mæk ] noun count a piece of cloth that some Muslim women use for covering their faces in public …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yashmak —  Veil worn by Muslim women …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors


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