haik

noun

: a voluminous piece of usually white cloth worn as an outer garment in northern Africa

Illustration of haik

Illustration of haik

Word History

Etymology

Arabic ḥā'ik

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haik was in 1713

Dictionary Entries Near haik

Cite this Entry

“Haik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haik. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on haik

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!