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Noun: hijab  hi'jaab
  1. A headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face
  2. The custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home
    "she observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing"

Derived forms: hijabs

Type of: custom, doek [S.Africa], headscarf, usage, usance [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Hijab