haik

or haick

[hahyk, heyk]
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noun

an oblong cloth used as an outer garment by the Arabs.

Origin of haik

1605–15; < Arabic hā'ik, hayk, akin to ḥāk weave
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Examples from the Web for haik

Historical Examples of haik

  • Like the language of most mountainous people—the Armenians call it Haik.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the master-pieces of Haik learning.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • The books in these cases,” said he, “contain the masterpieces of Haik learning.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • The other had the hood of his haik pulled far over his face.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • A thin “haik” of silk, like a veil, is used by brides at their marriage.


British Dictionary definitions for haik

haik

haick

noun

an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body

Word Origin for haik

C18: from Arabic hā'ik
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