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[yahsh-mahk, yash-mak] /yɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk/
the veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public.
Origin of yashmak
First recorded in 1835-45, yashmak is from the Turkish word yaşmak Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for yashmak
Historical Examples
  • "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


the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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