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yashmak

or yashmac

[yahsh-mahk, yash-mak] /yɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk/
noun
1.
the veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public.
Origin of yashmak
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45, yashmak is from the Turkish word yaşmak
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  • "You forget that I do not know the name of the lady in the yashmak," objected Alexander.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • I would make a sensation in Bosna-Seraj, I can tell you, attired only in this and a yashmak.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • He kissed his mother and then caressed the hair under the cap of the yashmak.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
  • She lowered her yashmak and looked at him with burning eyes.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Here you, my dear, Emruld, put your yashmak up a bit higher.

  • She wore no yashmak, for Selim, though professing the Moslem faith, was somewhat lax in carrying out its articles.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • Its adoption is most probably connected with the Oriental veil or yashmak of the Eastern women.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • Which scarce her yashmak serves to hide, see Turkey gliding past.

  • Their faces are veiled with something like the yashmak of Egypt, but it is of plain blue calico, a little embroidered.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • Beside her a tall slender figure, in black tcharchaf and yashmak, made its appearance.

    The Fortieth Door

    Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for yashmak

yashmak

/ˈjæʃmæk/
noun
1.
the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic
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