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sheitel

[sheyt-l] /ˈʃeɪt l/
noun, plural sheitlen
[sheyt-luh n] /ˈʃeɪt lən/ (Show IPA).
Yiddish.
1.
a wig worn by certain Orthodox Jewish married women in keeping with an old rabbinical precept that forbids a woman to leave her hair uncovered in the sight of a man other than her husband.
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  • I didn't think a religious woman like Mrs. Lesengeld would take off her sheitel at her time of life.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass

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