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  • noun A headcloth designed for a desert environment to protect the wearer from sand and heat.

Etymologies

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

[Colloquial Arabic šimāg̣, probably from Turkish yaşmak, yaşmağ-, yashmak; see yashmak.]

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British military use, from Arabic شماغ (šmāġ).

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