turban

noun
tur·​ban | \ˈtər-bən \

Definition of turban 

1 : a headdress worn chiefly in countries of the eastern Mediterranean and southern Asia consisting of a long cloth that is wrapped around a cap (as by Muslims) or directly around the head (as by Sikhs and Hindus)

2 : a headdress resembling a turban specifically : a woman's close-fitting hat without a brim

3 : a rolled stuffed fillet of fish turban of sole

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turbaned or turbanned \ˈtər-​bənd \ adjective

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Lall’s black turban featured the ceremonial cap star that matches the one on the bearskin hats worn by the other approximately 1,000 Guardsmen who participate in the Trooping. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "One of the Queen's Guardsmen Wore a Turban During Trooping the Colour for the First Time Ever," 9 June 2018 The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Fox News, "Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab," 1 June 2018 Leathery-skinned women wearing jingling bangles, men in white turbans and a rickshaw driver in a dress shirt took turns feeding the injured animals handfuls of roasted chickpeas and offering prayers. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and won," 17 May 2018 But compared with the turbans, kimonos, fishnet masks, leather harnesses and bouffant wigs he's paraded on red carpets, today's threads are subdued. Amy Nicholson, chicagotribune.com, "Is Hollywood ready for the brilliant weirdness of Lakeith Stanfield?," 3 July 2018 The turbans, Cooper said, obscured the faces of many those who traded blows. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Prosecutor: Witnesses to Sikh temple brawl are not cooperating," 27 Apr. 2018 The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Washington Post, "Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab," 2 June 2018 The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Fox News, "Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab," 1 June 2018 The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Jan M. Olsen, chicagotribune.com, "Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of turban

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for turban

Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Turkish tülbent, from Persian dulband

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turban

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turban

: a head covering that is worn especially by men in some parts of the Middle East and in southern Asia and that is made of a long cloth wrapped around the head

turban

noun
tur·​ban | \ˈtər-bən \

Kids Definition of turban

1 : a head covering worn especially by Muslims and made of a long cloth wrapped around the head or around a cap

2 : a woman's small soft hat with no brim

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