or chad·ar, chad·dar, chud·dar
- the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face.
Origin of chador
1605–15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet
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Examples from the Web for chador
I'm going to start wearing the chador [a head-to-toe cloth covering] because I'm afraid of the morality police.Iran’s Hardline Fashion Police
June 24, 2011
She seemed to be in her 40s, and although she wore a chador, her headscarf was a little loose.'I Hope It Was Rigged'
June 16, 2009
Once an anti-shah activist in a miniskirt, Zahrah Rahnavard is now a feminist in a chador.
When she became an Islamic revolutionary, the chador was all about powerful semiotics.
As she removes her chador, he continues in the same tone: “Want to do some Nasnas?”The Iran Porn Video
January 9, 2009
Of course it beat as strongly as ever, and, learning this, Chador ran for some water.An Undivided Union
- a variant spelling of chuddar
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Word Origin and History for chador
"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper