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[hi-jahb, -jab] /hɪˈdʒɑb, -ˈdʒæb/
a traditional scarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair and neck and sometimes the face.
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. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hijab
  • After being taunted by peers, she stopped wearing a hijab on the way to and from school.
  • It's second nature to me now, but in the beginning, learning how to put on my hijab was a challenge.
  • But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people.
  • They may wear a full head covering called a hijab or a scarf over their hair.
British Dictionary definitions for hijab


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