or chad·ar, chad·dar, chud·dar
[ chuhd-er ]
/ ˈtʃʌd ər /
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the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face.
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Origin of chador
1605–15; <Hindi <Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet
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How to use chador in a sentence
Farther south in India when of thicker material it is called chadar or chaddar.
When these women sell country produce in the markets, they cover their heads with the ordinary chadar.
The women, many of whom are very handsome, are unveiled, and do not even wear the chadar.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
The face was covered with several folds of a very dirty chadar.
British Dictionary definitions for chador
/ (ˈtʃʌdə) /
a variant spelling of chuddar
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