Definition of headscarf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhedskɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedskɑːrf//
(pl. headscarves
BrE BrE//ˈhedskɑːvz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedskɑːrvz//
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a square piece of cloth tied around the head by women or girls, usually with a knot under the chin Muslim women wearing headscarves, known in Arabic as hijabs The number of women choosing to wear the Islamic headscarf is on the rise in this country.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: headscarf