Definitions for yashmakyɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yash•makyɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk(n.)

or yash•mac or yas•mak

  1. the veil worn by Muslim women.

    Category: Eastern Religions, Clothing

Origin of yashmak:

1835–45; < Turkish yaşmak

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yashmak, yashmac(noun)

    the face veil worn by Muslim women

Wiktionary

  1. yashmak(Noun)

    A veil worn by Muslim women to cover parts of the face when they are in public.

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  1. Yashmak

    A yashmak, yashmac or yasmak is a Turkish type of veil or niqab worn by some Muslim women to cover their faces in public. Today there is almost no usage of this Islamic garment in Turkey. Unlike an ordinary veil, a yashmak contains a head-veil and a face-veil in one, thus consisting of two pieces of fine muslin, one tied across the face under the nose, and the other tied across the forehead draping the head. A yashmak can also contain a piece of black horsehair attached close to the temples and sloping down like an awning to cover the face, or it can be a veil covered with pieces of lace, having slits for the eyes, tied behind the head by strings and sometimes supported over the nose by a small piece of gold.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

yashmak(noun)

a veil worn by Moslem women, covering the face below the eyes.

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