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hijab

[hi-jahb, -jab] /hɪˈdʒɑb, -ˈdʒæb/
noun
1.
a traditional scarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair and neck and sometimes the face.
2.
the traditional dress code of Muslim women, calling for the covering of the entire body except the face, hands, and feet:
to observe the hijab.
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hijab

/hɪˈdʒæb; hɛˈdʒɑːb/
noun
1.
a covering for the head and face, worn by Muslim women
Word Origin
from Arabic, literally: curtain
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