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Male Yemenis wearing izaars
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From Arabic إِزَار (ʔizār).



izaar (plural izaars)

  1. A wrap garment that typically covers the waist and legs and is worn by men under a thobe.
    • 2003, Saleh Fauzan Al-Fauzan, translated by Burhan Loqueman, Rulings Pertaining to Muslim Women, page 73:
      It is mustahabb to clothe the dead woman in five white sheets, including an Izaar (wrapper) around her waist, a Khimaar (covering) on her head, a chemise, and two sheets wrapped around her on top of these clothes.

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Often italicised, perhaps indicating that the writer does not consider it an English term.