- an oblong cloth used as an outer garment by the Arabs.
Origin of haik
1605–15; < Arabic hā'ik, hayk, akin to ḥāk weave
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Examples from the Web for haik
Like the language of most mountainous people—the Armenians call it Haik.
The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the master-pieces of Haik learning.
The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the masterpieces of Haik learning.
The other had the hood of his haik pulled far over his face.The Pursuit
Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
A thin “haik” of silk, like a veil, is used by brides at their marriage.
- an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body
C18: from Arabic hā'ik
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