yashmak

noun
yash·​mak | \ ˈyash-ˌmak How to pronounce yashmak (audio) , ˈyas- How to pronounce yashmak (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yasmak

Definition of yashmak

: 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

First Known Use of yashmak

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yashmak

Turkish yaşmak

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“Yashmak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yashmak. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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