haik

noun
\ ˈhīk How to pronounce haik (audio) \

Definition of haik

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

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First Known Use of haik

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haik

Arabic ḥā'ik

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“Haik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haik. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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