Definition of hijab
: the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women
Recent Examples of hijab from the Web
Halima Aden Covers Vogue Arabia [Vogue Arabia] Halima Aden, the first hijab-wearing model to be signed to a major agency and walk the international runways, has landed her very first Vogue cover for Vogue Arabia.
Christian started screaming anti-Islamic insults at the young women, one of whom was wearing an hijab, when three brave men stood up to defend the young women.
Also: really glad KUWTK made sure to include footage of Hamila Aden, who walked Kanye's show wearing a hijab.
Police said one of the two young women on the train was wearing a hijab.
Mr. Christian, who the authorities said had a history of making extremist statements on social media, was ranting at, and talking disparagingly about, the two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
Police say two people died Friday and another was hurt in the stabbing after Christian yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities on Saturday identified a 35-year-old Portland man as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of two people on Northeast Portland light-rail train who yelled racial slurs at two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.
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Origin and Etymology of hijab
Arabic ḥijāb cover, screen, veil
First Known Use: 1980
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