chador

or chad·ar, chad·dar, chud·dar

[chuhd-er]
noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for chador

Contemporary Examples of chador

  • I'm going to start wearing the chador [a head-to-toe cloth covering] because I'm afraid of the morality police.

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    Iran’s Hardline Fashion Police

    Babak Dehghanpisheh

    June 24, 2011

  • She seemed to be in her 40s, and although she wore a chador, her headscarf was a little loose.

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    'I Hope It Was Rigged'

    Telmah Parsa

    June 16, 2009

  • Once an anti-shah activist in a miniskirt, Zahrah Rahnavard is now a feminist in a chador.

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    Iran's Hillary Clinton

    Geraldine Brooks

    June 10, 2009

  • When she became an Islamic revolutionary, the chador was all about powerful semiotics.

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    Iran's Hillary Clinton

    Geraldine Brooks

    June 10, 2009

  • As she removes her chador, he continues in the same tone: “Want to do some Nasnas?”

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    The Iran Porn Video

    Telmah Parsa

    January 9, 2009

Historical Examples of chador

  • Of course it beat as strongly as ever, and, learning this, Chador ran for some water.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic


British Dictionary definitions for chador

chador

noun
  1. a variant spelling of chuddar
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Word Origin and History for chador
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper