Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chador.
  • n. A cotton shawl traditionally worn in India by men and women.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of chador.

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  • n. a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women

Etymologies

Urdu chaddar, cloth, from Sanskrit chattram, screen, parasol, from chadati, he covers, protects.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In this light, AKP prominent names are searching for a formula which will open the doors of universities to students wearing headscarf, while preventing robe, turban and black chuddar with the new constitution.

    Constitutional debate in Turkey

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