or yash·mac

[yahsh-mahk, yash-mak]


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

Origin of yashmak

First recorded in 1835–45, yashmak is from the Turkish word yaşmak
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Examples from the Web for yashmak

Historical Examples of yashmak

  • "You forget that I do not know the name of the lady in the yashmak," objected Alexander.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

  • I would make a sensation in Bosna-Seraj, I can tell you, attired only in this and a yashmak.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • He kissed his mother and then caressed the hair under the cap of the yashmak.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner

  • She lowered her yashmak and looked at him with burning eyes.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Here you, my dear, Emruld, put your yashmak up a bit higher.

British Dictionary definitions for yashmak




the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public

Word Origin for yashmak

C19: from Arabic
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