yashmak

or yash·mac

[yahsh-mahk, yash-mak]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. yarovize,
  2. yarra river,
  3. yarraman,
  4. yarran,
  5. yarrow,
  6. yasht,
  7. yasmin,
  8. yasna,
  9. yasnian,
  10. yassy

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

noun

the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public

Word Origin for yashmak

C19: from Arabic

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