- a man's headdress worn chiefly by Muslims in southern Asia, consisting of a long cloth of silk, linen, cotton, etc., wound either about a cap or directly around the head.
- any headdress resembling this.
- any of various off-the-face hats for women that are close-fitting, of a soft fabric, and brimless, or that have a narrow, sometimes draped, brim.
Origin of turban
Examples from the Web for turbaned
From that point of view, I hope my jersey in the Smithsonian is replaced by one of a turbaned Sikh who plays in the NBA.
Now, he's waiting for the first turbaned player to break into the NBA.
“I quickly realized that none of the fashion sites I looked at ever featured a turbaned Sikh man,” he said.Celebrating Sikh Style
October 3, 2013
She recalled that, one day while working in Afghanistan, she saw two turbaned, bearded men walking toward her.Afghan Elder Bibi Hokmina: Why Let the Taliban Control Our Lives?
March 9, 2012
She carries a book in her hand and at her feet reclines a turbaned Turk.Quilts
Marie D. Webster
The most curious thing about this turbaned Spiritualism is its development of the Koothoomi myth.The Arena
And she went on wiping dishes and shaking her turbaned head.Frank of Freedom Hill
Samuel A. Derieux
In another second the turbaned, scimitared figures were leaping on board.A Modern Telemachus
Charlotte M. Yonge
Khemsa showed no emotion, but merely nodded his turbaned head.The People of the Black Circle
Robert E. Howard
- a man's headdress, worn esp by Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs, made by swathing a length of linen, silk, etc, around the head or around a caplike base
- a woman's brimless hat resembling this
- any headdress resembling this
Word Origin and History for turbaned
1560s, from Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante (Old Italian tolipante), from Turkish tülbent "gauze, muslin, tulle," from Persian dulband "turban." The change of -l- to -r- may have taken place in Portuguese India and thence been picked up in other European languages. A men's headdress in Muslim lands, it was popular in Europe and America c.1776-1800 as a ladies' fashion.