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hijab

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noun hi·jab \hē-ˈjäb, -ˈjab\

Definition of hijab

  1. :  the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women



Origin and Etymology of hijab

Arabic ḥijāb cover, screen, veil


First Known Use: 1980

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