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chador

[chuhd-er] /ˈtʃʌd ər/
noun
1.
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet
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Examples for chador
  • She wore a head scarf and a long-sleeved gown instead of a chador.
  • Beginning at noon, she must cloak herself in a chador.
British Dictionary definitions for chador

chador

/ˈtʃʌdə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chuddar

chuddar

/ˈtʃʌdə/
noun
1.
a large shawl or veil worn by Muslim or Hindu women that covers them from head to foot
Word Origin
from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar
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Contemporary definitions for chador
noun

See burka

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Word Origin and History for chador
n.

"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."

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