turbanize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

turban +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

turbanize (third-person singular simple present turbanizes, present participle turbanizing, simple past and past participle turbanized)

  1. To adorn with a turban.
    • 2006, John Edgar Wideman, God's Gym: Stories, ISBN 0547346727:
      Lord, girl. What's happened to your hair. Nappy. Kinky. Turbanize it.
    • 2007, Susan Zimmerman, ‎Garrett Sullivan, ‎& Linda Neiberg, Shakespeare Studies - Volume 35, ISBN 0838641237, page 33:
      Among class- or status-conscious spectators in the Whitefriars Theater, might not Morose's transformation into a shop sign (perhaps just a few doors down from the theater on Fleet Street) get a bigger, or more mocking, laugh than the turbanized Morose earlier in the play?
    • 2013, John Andes, Jacob's Ladder, ISBN 1475977840, page 19:
      As she walks, she dries her beautiful blonde hair. She turbanizes her head and snaps it back.
    • 2015, R. Cohen, Revolution Under Attack: The Forqan Group of Iran, ISBN 1137502509, page 30:
      The most interesting point in these testimonies is that they saw that Goodarzi had an Amameh on his head, and wondered who could have turbanized him.
  2. To make more turban-like.
    • 1905, Ecclesiological Society, Transactions - Volume 5, page xli:
      Soon after there arose a fashion of wearing an imitation of the turbanized hood, also called a bourrelet — a padded circlet covered with cloth, to which were attached what appeared to be the extremities of a hood.
    • 1950, Department Store Economist - Volume 13, page 77:
      Fashion attractions in bathing caps Peak demand is expected this year for the new bathing caps which have been turbanized, beflowered, polka dotted and otherwise glamorized as they never were before.
    • 1960, Michael Harrison, The History of the Hat, page 54:
      Pro hatbandys de serico negro [sic], ijs (1412-1413) is a far cry from A hat-bande with xviij gowlde buttons (1594), but the imaginative talent of the 14th century was concentrated on the possibilities of feathers and the "turbanizing" of the hood.
    • 1996, Thierry Mauger, Impressions of Arabia: Architecture and Frescoes of the Asir Region:
      The farmer working in the fields has to fold back the thawb and "turbanize" the headscarf.
  3. To convert to the wearing of turbans or, by extension, to increase the percentage of arabs in a population.
    • 1865, Henri Martin & ‎Mary Louise Booth, Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV - Volume 2, page 20:
      This Turkish procedure gave the Dutch and German pamphleteers a fine opportunity to raise a cry against the grand Turk of the French and turbanized France, who learned their manners from their good friends the miscreants.
    • 1929, Muriel Draper, “It Happens”, in Morrow's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, page 128:
      Who turbanized America, who lives in a stable with blood-red walls and a green-blue ceiling, whose articles and Music at Midnight have made even more stir than the remarkable taste of her interior decorating, who talks more delightfully than almost any one in New York.
    • 1962, History today - Volume 12, page 173:
      The reason for which this terror of the Turks allowed himself, in the expression of a pamphleteer writing somewhat later, to be turbanized in this way, was his appreciation of the great advantages to be gained from the acquisition of the East Prussian seaboard.
    • 2006, Michèle Longino, Orientalism in French Classical Drama, ISBN 0521025176, page 254:
      A pamphlet, widely distributed a bit later in all Europe, reproaches him severely for 'turbanizing' France.
  4. To improve efficiency by scraping off scale from steel alloy pipes.
    • 1934, Illinois Engineer, page 189:
      The showing made by this swift water bug so impressed the Admiralty that they took steps to turbanize the British navy.
    • 1965, Corrosion Abstracts - Volume 4, page 71:
      Rotary driven steel scrapers are normally employed to remove loose scale from C or low alloy steel pipe that has been hot bent. This method is called turbanizing.
    • 1977, Proceedings - Volume 11, page 12:
      6) Substitution of dieselized for turbanized power.