hijab

Definitions:

  • Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
  • The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.
  • The veil worn by women beyond the <xref>age</xref> of <xref>puberty</xref> in front of non-related <xref>adult</xref> <xref>males</xref>.
  • The <xref>hajib</xref> <xref>headscarf</xref>.
  • the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home
  • a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face
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