turban

turban

[tur-buhn]
noun
1.
a man's headdress worn chiefly by Muslims in southern Asia, consisting of a long cloth of silk, linen, cotton, etc., wound either about a cap or directly around the head.
2.
any headdress resembling this.
3.
any of various off-the-face hats for women that are close-fitting, of a soft fabric, and brimless, or that have a narrow, sometimes draped, brim.

Origin:
1555–65; earlier torbant, variant of tulbant < Turkish tülbent < Persian dulband

turbaned, adjective
turbanless, adjective
turbanlike, adjective
unturbaned, adjective
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turban (ˈtɜːbən)
 
n
1.  a man's headdress, worn esp by Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs, made by swathing a length of linen, silk, etc, around the head or around a caplike base
2.  a woman's brimless hat resembling this
3.  any headdress resembling this
 
[C16: from Turkish tülbend, from Persian dulband]
 
'turbaned
 
adj
 
'turban-like
 
adj

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turban
1561, from M.Fr. turbant, from It. turbante (O.It. tolipante), from Turk. tülbent "gauze, muslin, tulle," from Pers. dulband "turban." The change of -l- to -r- may have taken place in Portuguese India and thence been picked up in other European languages. A men's headdress in Muslim lands, it was
popular in Europe and America c.1776-1800 as a ladies' fashion.
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turban

a headdress, of obscure Oriental origin, consisting of a long scarf wound round the head or an inner hat.

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