shawl

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Etymology[edit]

1662. From Persian شال (šâl), from Sanskrit शाटी (śāṭī, sari).

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shawl (plural shawls)

  1. A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
    She wears her shawl when it's cold outside.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps, [] , and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.

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shawl (third-person singular simple present shawls, present participle shawling, simple past and past participle shawled)

  1. To wrap in a shawl.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?)

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