chador

[chuhd-er]
noun
the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face.
Also, chadar, chaddar, chuddar.


Origin:
1605–15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet

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chador (ˈtʃʌdə)
 
n
a variant spelling of chuddar

chuddar, chudder, chuddah or chador (ˈtʃʌdə)
 
n
a large shawl or veil worn by Muslim or Hindu women that covers them from head to foot
 
[from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar]
 
chudder, chudder, chuddah or chador
 
n
 
[from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar]
 
chuddah, chudder, chuddah or chador
 
n
 
[from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar]
 
chador, chudder, chuddah or chador
 
n
 
[from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar]

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Main Entry:  chador
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chador
"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."
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Example sentences
She wore a head scarf and a long-sleeved gown instead of a chador.
Beginning at noon, she must cloak herself in a chador.
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