or chad·ar, chad·dar, chud·dar
- 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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chudder, chuddah or chador
- a large shawl or veil worn by Muslim or Hindu women that covers them from head to foot
from Hindi caddar, from Persian chaddar
- a variant spelling of chuddar
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Word Origin and History for chuddar
"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."
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