shawl

[ shawl ]
/ ʃɔl /

noun

a square, triangular, or oblong piece of wool or other material worn, especially by women, about the shoulders, or the head and shoulders, in place of a coat or hat outdoors, and indoors as protection against chill or dampness.

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Origin of shawl

First recorded in 1655–65, shawl is from the Persian word shāl

OTHER WORDS FROM shawl

shawl·less, adjectiveshawl·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shawl

shawl
/ (ʃɔːl) /

noun

a piece of fabric or knitted or crocheted material worn around the shoulders by women or wrapped around a baby

Word Origin for shawl

C17: from Persian shāl
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