Chador meaning

chä-dôr
A long, loose cloak worn over other garments by Muslim women, especially in Iran and South Asia, consisting of a semicircular piece of cloth draped over the hair and shoulders to cover the body while leaving the face uncovered or partially concealed.
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A large, square cloth traditionally worn as a shawl or cloak by Muslim and Hindu women.
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A loose robe, made from a single cloth, worn as a combination head covering, veil and shawl by Muslim women, especially in Iran.
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Origin of chador

  • Persian čādor from Middle Persian of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Persian چادر (čâd), from Sanskrit छत्त्र (chattra)

    From Wiktionary