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Definition of "haik" [‖Haik]

  • A large piece of cotton, silk, or wool cloth worn as an outer garment in Morocco. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haik" in a sentence
  • "Besides the haik, which is like that of a man's, a lady wears a linen cloth over her face, to conceal it from the profane vulgar when abroad."
  • "They were wearing blue turbans above the flowing white "haik" which fell back upon their shoulders, and the white burnous which reached to their ankles."
  • "As a means of protest, Algerian women who had previously shed the haik -- the Algerian equivalent of the burqa -- took it up again as an affront to French colonizers."