Origin of turban
Examples from the Web for turban
For the unfamiliar, Sikhs are required by their faith to wear a turban, known as the Dastaar.
Prior to 9/11, wearing a beard a turban may have been at times challenging.
Half the time, we had to fight the refs to allow him to play in his turban.The NCAA’s First Sikh Basketball Player Memorialized at the Smithsonian|Simran Jeet Singh|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sixteen years old and she wore a turban with a rhinestone in the middle of it.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the average American meets my husband, with his beard and turban, they immediately view him as foreign.
He has on a long green robe, and on his turban are long orange plumes.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
He was dressed rather gorgeously in a cashmere tunic, gold-bedecked belt, trousers, high boots and turban.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
In his turban he looked quite young; in fact, I made a mental note of his age as probably about thirty.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland|Meg Gehrts
And taking off his turban, he cast it at the great god's feet, and fell on his face himself.A Syrup of the Bees|Anonymous
If I had him at Bisley I'd shoot the turban off him, but this vibrating glare means refraction.A Desert Drama|A. Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for turban
Word Origin for turban
Word Origin and History for turban
1560s, from Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante (Old Italian tolipante), from Turkish tülbent "gauze, muslin, tulle," from Persian dulband "turban." The change of -l- to -r- may have taken place in Portuguese India and thence been picked up in other European languages. A men's headdress in Muslim lands, it was popular in Europe and America c.1776-1800 as a ladies' fashion.