niqab

noun ni·qab \ni-ˈkäb\

Definition of niqab

  1. :  a veil for covering the hair and face except for the eyes that is worn by some Muslim women

Variants of niqab

less commonly

niqaab

\ni-ˈkäb\

Origin and Etymology of niqab

Arabic niqāb


First Known Use: 1936

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