jilbab

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Etymology[edit]

Arabic جلباب

Noun[edit]

jilbab ‎(plural jilbabs)

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  1. 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”[1], 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.