chador

noun
cha·​dor | \ˈchə-dər, ˈchä- \

Definition of chador 

: a large cloth worn as a combination head covering, veil, and shawl usually by Muslim women especially in Iran

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Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 The terrified little boy, however, clung to his mother, peering at me from behind the folds of her chador. Peter Gwin, WSJ, "The Horses That Changed History," 19 June 2018 Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 His decisions echo today, particularly his 1936 decree banning women from wearing long, flowing black robes known as chadors. Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 Controversies over the chador and hijab persist in Iran today . Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chador

1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chador

Hindi, Urdu, & Persian; Hindi caddar, cādar & Urdu chaddar, from Persian chaddar, chādar

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The first known use of chador was in 1525

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