Meaning of khimar in English:


Pronunciation /kɪˈmɑː/


  • A head covering or veil worn in public by some Muslim women, typically covering the head, neck, and shoulders.

    ‘Nevertheless, I balked at the suggestion that I should wear my khimar back in Japan.’
    • ‘My new sisters were truly beautiful in their black khimar, and a light akin to saintliness shone from their faces.’
    • ‘Generally-speaking, young Egyptians, more or less fully westernized, kept their distance from women wearing khimar and called them "the sisters."’


Arabic khimār.