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



    BrE BrE//hɪˈdʒɑːb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪˈdʒɑːb//
    Religious items
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  1. 1[countable] a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women See related entries: Religious items
  2. 2[uncountable] the religious system which controls the wearing of such clothing See related entries: Religious items
  3. Word Originfrom Persian, from Arabic ḥajaba ‘to veil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hijab