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[yahsh-mahk, yash-mak] /yɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk/
the veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public.
Also, yashmac.
1835-45; < Turkish yaşmak Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for yashmak


the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic
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Encyclopedia Article for yashmak

long, narrow face screen or veil traditionally worn in public by Muslim women. The yashmak can consist of a piece of black horsehair attached near the temples and sloping down like an awning to cover the face, or it can be a veil covered with pieces of lace, with slits for the eyes, tied behind the head by strings and sometimes supported over the nose by a small piece of gold, ivory, or silver.

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