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



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːbən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrbən//
    Religious items
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  1. 1a long piece of cloth wound tightly around the head, worn, for example, by Muslim or Sikh men He was dressed all in white except for his red turban. See related entries: Religious items
  2. 2a woman’s hat that looks like a turban
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: via French from Turkish tülbent, from Persian dulband. Compare with tulip.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: turban