Definition of hijab
: the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women
Recent Examples of hijab from the Web
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.
Women who like Nabra are visibly Muslim — who wear hijab — can afford no such complacency in today’s world.
The same thing happened this year, when two men were killed and another injured by a man shouting anti-Muslim sentiments at a woman wearing a hijab in Portland, Maine.
They were depicted as sexually loose, un-Islamic, pro-Western women who danced in the streets with the American soldiers without any regard for covering their hair with hijabs.
The Brooklyn-born, hijab-wearing Sarsour has been critical of Israel’s policies in the occupied territories and supports the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction the country.
The panelists and audience were comprised equally of Muslim men and women dressed in traditional hijabs, conservative clothing and casual wear.
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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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