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jilbab (plural jilbabs)
- A long, loose-fitting coat or similar garment worn by some Muslim women to fulfil hijab.
2009 July 3, Norimitsu Onishi, “A Political Symbol, Demurely Worn, Emerges in Indonesia”, New York Times:
- Most Indonesian women started wearing the jilbab in the last decade, after the fall in 1998 of President Suharto, who had kept a close grip on Islamic groups.