yash·​mak ˈyash-ˌmak How to pronounce yashmak (audio) ˈyas- How to pronounce yashmak (audio)
variants or less commonly yasmak
: a veil worn by Muslim women that is wrapped around the upper and lower parts of the face so that only the eyes remain exposed to public view

Word History


Turkish yaşmak

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yashmak was in 1844

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“Yashmak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yashmak. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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