or chad·ar, chad·dar, chud·dar

[ chuhd-er ]
/ ˈtʃʌd ər /


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.

Origin of chador

1605–15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chador


/ (ˈtʃʌdə) /


a variant spelling of chuddar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for chador



"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper