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haik

or haick

[hahyk, heyk]
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noun
  1. an oblong cloth used as an outer garment by the Arabs.
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Origin of haik

1605–15; < Arabic hā'ik, hayk, akin to ḥāk weave
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Examples from the Web for haik

Historical Examples

  • Like the language of most mountainous people—the Armenians call it Haik.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the master-pieces of Haik learning.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the masterpieces of Haik learning.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for haik

haik

haick

noun
  1. an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body
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Word Origin

C18: from Arabic hā'ik
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