Definition of hijab
: the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women
Recent Examples of hijab from the Web
Mirzakhani, who grew up in Tehran but attended graduate school at Harvard and became a professor at Stanford, did not wear the hijab.
Three men who robbed a Dearborn jewelry store by pretending to be customers — one disguised as a female wearing a full robe and hijab – were sentenced last week after accepting plea deals, police said.
One reason CAIR suspects a possible bias motive is that the woman, who wears a hijab, or headscarf, is visibly Muslim.
One of the two girls was Muslim and wore the hijab.
Muslim model Halima Aden is the first 'Allure' covergirl to wear a hijabOpium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘
The 19-year-old, who was the first woman to compete in a Miss USA state pageant wearing a hijab and burkini, recently signed with IMG Models and has been breaking barriers ever since.
And in Portland last month, a man was charged with the equivalent of a hate crime in the fatal stabbings of two white men who were trying to defend two teenage girls, one of them wearing a hijab, from his anti-Muslim tirade.
Women who like Nabra are visibly Muslim — who wear hijab — can afford no such complacency in today’s world.
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Origin and Etymology of hijab
Arabic ḥijāb cover, screen, veil
First Known Use: 1980See Words from the same year
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