yashmak

or yash·mac

[ yahsh-mahk, yash-mak ]
/ yɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk /

noun

the veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public.

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Origin of yashmak

First recorded in 1835–45, yashmak is from the Turkish word yaşmak
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British Dictionary definitions for yashmak

yashmak

yashmac

/ (ˈjæʃmæk) /

noun

the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public

Word Origin for yashmak

C19: from Arabic
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