headscarf

A more or less square piece of material worn over the head by women, often to protect the hair, or for religious reasons.

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  • headscarf — ► NOUN (pl. headscarves) ▪ a square of fabric worn as a covering for the head …   English terms dictionary

  • Headscarf — For other uses, see headgear. Women s headscarves for sale in East Jerusalem Headscarves or head scarves are scarves covering most or all of the top of a woman s hair and her head. Headscarves may be worn for a variety of purposes, such as for… …   Wikipedia

  • headscarf — [[t]he̱dskɑː(r)f[/t]] headscarves also head scarf 1) N COUNT A headscarf is a head covering which Muslim women wear. 2) N COUNT A headscarf is a small square scarf which some women wear round their heads, for example to keep it tidy. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • headscarf — UK [ˈhedˌskɑː(r)f] / US [ˈhedˌskɑrf] noun [countable] Word forms headscarf : singular headscarf plural headscarves UK [ˈhedˌskɑː(r)vz] / US [ˈhedˌskɑrvz] a piece of cloth that a woman or girl wears on her head and ties under her chin …   English dictionary

  • headscarf — head·scarf (hĕdʹskärf ) n. pl. head·scarfs or head·scarves ( skärvz) A scarf worn over or around the head, often folded and tied. * * * …   Universalium

  • headscarf — head|scarf [ˈhedska:f US ska:rf] n plural headscarves [ ska:vz US ska:rvz] a square piece of cloth that women wear on their heads and tie under their chins …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headscarf — head|scarf [ hed,skarf ] (plural head|scarves [ hed,skarvz ] ) noun count a piece of cloth that a woman or girl wears on her head and ties under her chin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headscarf — woman s scarf worn over the head and tied under the chin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headscarf — noun (plural headscarves) a square of fabric worn as a covering for the head, often folded into a triangle and knotted under the chin …   English new terms dictionary

  • headscarf — noun (C) a square piece of cloth that women wear on their heads, tied under their chin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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